Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): At least 88 people died and 976 others were tested positive for H1N1 influenza in Rajasthan so far this year. Also Read - SpiceJet to Launch 20 New Domestic Flights, 16 to Connect Jaipur With Other Cities

Earlier on January 20, Rajasthan Health director VK Singh Mathur said that the health department is “well equipped” to control the situation, adding that they are looking for ways to combat it. Also Read - Jaipur Introduces Astro Tourism in The Pink City, Know All About it

On January 3, the Rajasthan government announced an alert in the state after more than 400 people were diagnosed positive for the swine flu virus in December 2017. Also Read - Now, Gaze at Mars, Venus and Stars as Night-Sky Tourism Kicks Off in Jaipur

A meeting with senior officials of the health department was also held on January 3.

According to medical and health department records, 241 swine flu deaths have occurred in the State since January 2017.

Nearly 11,721 people were tested for swine flu between January 1, 2017, to December 19, 2017, out of which 3,214 were confirmed positive. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.