Bhubaneswar: The Swine Flu toll again rose to 24 in the state after one more person died of the disease at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, a health official said today.
The deceased, a resident of Jajpur district was admitted to the SCB Hospital on August 14 due to high fever and died last night.
This was the eighth death at the hospital this year due to swine flu, he said. Of the 43 swab samples, 12 tested positive on Thursday. So far, 259 people have tested positive for the H1N1 virus, he said.
The state’s health and family welfare department had earlier issued guidelines for private and government hospitals for treatment of patients hit by H1N1 virus.