Bhubaneswar: With the death of two more persons on Tuesday, the swine flu death toll in Odisha rose to 40.
According to a health official, two persons were infected with H1N1 virus and undergoing treatment at city-based Kalinga Hospital and Sunshine Hospital, succumbed on on Tuesday.
The official said that while 30 swab samples were sent for examination to Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) here on the day, 5 were found positive for the deadly virus.
With this new case, the total number of Swine Flu persons in the state increased to 355 from out of total 1089 samples tested so far, he added.
The Health Department has asked hospitals to create isolated wards to treat the H1N1-infected patients.