Swine flu death toll in Telangana rises to 16

Hyderabad: With a fresh death being reported due to swine flu and other complications, the number of deceased due to the virus since August last year has risen to 16 in Telangana, the state government said here today.

One person succumbed to swine flu and other complications yesterday, according to a government bulletin on swine flu.

“76 samples were tested for swine flu yesterday and 19 of them were found positive for the virus,” it said.

It said 413 among 4,281 samples tested till yesterday since August 1 last year emerged positive for the virus.

Sufficient stock of medicines and testing kits were available in the State, it said.