Swine flu claimed 38 more lives in the country taking the death toll beyond 800 even as the total number of people affected by the disease today breached the 13,000 mark.
According to Health Ministry figures, the total number of deaths due to the disease has now reached 812 while 13,688 people have been affected with the H1N1 virus across the country.
Health Ministry officials had yesterday said that the number of people affected by swine flu was 12,963 while deaths caused by the infection was 774 as per figures available till February 20.
A senior health official said that in comparison to yesterday, there has been a dip in the number of fresh positive cases.
Seven more persons succumbed to swine flu in Rajasthan.
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