Bhubaneswar: The swine flu death toll in Odisha increased to 44 with two more persons succumbing to the deadly H1N1 virus today, official sources said.
One died at Apollo Hospital whereas another succumbed at SUM Hospital while undergoing treatment on Thursday.
Meanwhile, 4 persons tested positive for H1N1 out of 25 swab samples tested at the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) today.
So far the total number of positive cases in the State increased to 365out of 1136 swab samples, a health department statement said.
Earlier, the state government had issued guidelines to both government and private hospitals for the treatment of swine flu patients.