Bhubaneswar: The swine flu death toll in Odisha has reached 23 with two more persons succumbing to the deadly disease on Wednesday.
Both the deaths were reported from private hospitals here.
As many as 42 swab samples were examined at the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) today out of which 12 tested positive.
So far, 259 persons in the State have tested positive for H1N1.
Meanwhile, swine flu has claimed over 1,000 lives so far this year, which is four times more than deaths recorded last year, with a total of 22,186 cases reported across the country till now, data from the Union health ministry revealed.