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06:37 (IST), Mar 19
Maharashtra reports 3 more flu fatalities, Covid death
The state recorded three more flu deaths on Saturday, taking the total such deaths since January to seven so far. Covid-19, too, claimed a life in Thane on Saturday. State public health department officials however refused to state whether influenza A’s H1N1 subtype or H3N2 subtype was the cause of the three deaths. “These are deaths suspected due to the flu viruses, and the state death committee will determine the exact cause,” said a state health official. India is witnessing a flu epidemic, mainly due to the H3N2 virus, since December, according to Union health officials. However, in the last one month, there has also been a steep rise in the number of fever cases caused by H1N1, adenoviruses and Covid-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus; children and the elderly are among the most affected so far.