Hyderabad: Three more people died of swine flu in Telangana since Monday, taking the toll to 34.
According to the health department, 122 samples were tested for H1N1 virus Monday and out of them, 39 were found positive. The authorities screened 1,976 samples since Jan 1 and out of them, 668 were found positive.
The health department, however, continues to maintain that the intensity of swine flu is decreasing as the number of cases are showing declining trend.
The bulletin issued by the department Tuesday said the five percent fatality rate or the number of deaths out of positive cases in Telangana is one of the lowest in the country. The fatality rate in Rajasthan is 20 percent, Gujarat 12 percent and Delhi one percent.
Officials said enough stocks of medicines have been made available at all teaching, district and area hospitals.
They advised people to take all precautions such as reporting to the hospital on the first symptoms of swine flu like high fever, sneezing, cough and body pain.
Homeopathy doctors have advised the citizens to take homeo medicine as a precautionary measure.