Cuttack: The deadly swine flu continues to claim lives in Odisha as two women succumbed to the disease at SCB Medical College and Hospital here taking the toll to 19.
The deceased were identified as Sumitra Biswal (36), hailing from Balasore and Sailabala Das (40) of Nilakantha Nagar in Bhubaneswar. Later in the evening, one more person succumbed to the viral infection at AMRI Hospital here.
While Biswal was admitted to the hospital ten days ago, Das was admitted today.
As many as five swine flu patients have died at the hospital so far this year.
On Monday, eight more swabs out of 29 tested positive for the vector borne disease. Total 678 samples have been tested so far out of which 235 have tested positive in State.