Five more deaths due to swine flu were reported in Rajasthan on Thursday, taking the toll since the beginning of the year to 73, officials said.
"The deaths were reported from Jaipur, Dausa and Jodhpur. Besides, 19 more people tested positive on Thursday for swine flu," a health department official said.
The disease has created panic in the state, and over 270 people on Thursday reached the state's largest government-run Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur for swine flu tests.
Former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, who himself is recuperating after being detected with swine flu, flayed the Vasundhara Raje government for delay in arranging 10 lakh Tamiflu tablets used for treating the flu.