With this, the SCB medical college hospital recorded four swine flu deaths, said Manoranjan Patnaik, nodal officer of the swine flu ward.
While H1N1 affected persons had succumbed yesterday one each at SCB in Cuttack and another at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, Health and Family Welfare minister P K Jena said 227 people have been tested positive for the vector-borne disease in the state till yesterday.
Appealing to people not to panic over swine flu, the minister said the state government has launched an awareness drive to make people aware about the disease. He suggested all to consult doctors if they suspect to have been infected with the H1N1 virus.
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