Swine flu map since 2012

Context:

  • The current swine flu outbreak has resulted in 4,571 cases and 169 deaths across the country, with over 40% of the cases in Rajasthan, according to Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) figures updated until January 27.

Facts & Figures:

  • Rajasthan had 1,856 cases (72 deaths) until that date. This increased to 2,123 cases (79 deaths) on January 31, according to an update provided by the state government.
  • Other states that witnessed a high number of cases included Gujarat (576 cases, 20 deaths until January 27), Delhi (479 cases until January 27) and Haryana (363 cases and 2 deaths until January 26).

swine flu in India, Rajasthan

  • Since 2012, the highest number of swine flu cases in a complete calendar year was 42,592 in 2015, with 2,990 deaths.
  • It hit 38,811 in 2017, with the number dropping in 2016 and 2017. Among states, the highest number of cases in a single year happened in Maharashtra in 2015 (8,583 cases, 905 deaths). In 2017, the same state witnessed 6,144 cases (778 deaths).
  • Other states that witnessed more than 4,000 cases in a single year were Gujarat (7,709 cases and 431 deaths in 2017; 7,180 cases and 517 deaths in 2015), Rajasthan (6,858 cases and 472 deaths in 2015) and Delhi (4,307 cases and 12 deaths in 2015).

Source:IE