Cuttack & Bhubaneswar: With one more Swine Flu patient succumbing to death at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, the total death toll has increased to 24 in the state.
The total number of patients succumbing to death while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical has mounted up to eight.
The latest victim, according to reports, hailed from Jajpur. On August 24 an affected person died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, while another had died after being discharged from a private-run hospital in Cuttack.
As many as 43 swab samples were sent today for examination out of which 12 have tested positive for the H1N1 virus taking the total number of H1N1 positive cases to 259 across the state.