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Concerns over swine flu worsened on Monday with new cases reported from different parts of the country.

Delhi reported three new cases on Sunday, while the H1N1 virus affected two more in Hyderabad. Eight cases were reported in Haryana, one in Odisha and six in Rajasthan.

Till date, the deadly disease has claimed four lives in the national capital, three in Telangana and four in Rajasthan.

The new cases in Delhi were reported from Gulmohar Park and Kalkaji. The patients, a woman, aged 78 and a man aged 31, are being treated at home, while the third patient, a 74-year-old woman has admitted to the Max Hospital in south Delhi, according to PTI.

The situation in Hyderabad was nothing better. The new patients include a 44-year-old man based in Kukatpally and a 50-year-old female patient, a resident of Mahbubnagar, The Deccan Chronicle reported.

Rajasthan has had 66% of deaths from swine flu this year, according to The Times of India. Jaipur, Tonk, Sikar and Kota are some of the districts affected with the epidemic in 2015.

Health officials in Haryana assured the public not to worry about the swine flu reports as they have taken all the steps necessary to manage the outbreak, The Hindu reported.

"Eight cases of swine flu have so far been detected. However, the situation is fully under control and health department is geared up for surveillance, prevention, identification, testing, isolation and treatment of the cases," Additional Chief Secretary for Health in Haryana, Ram Niwas told PTI.

A 65-year-old man from Balipatna in the Khordha district of Orissa, which is 33 kilometres away from Bhubaneswar, has become the first patient in Odisha to contract H1N1 this year. The patient, who is receiving treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, is said to be stable, a Business Standard report noted. 

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