Record 119 new swine flu cases in India Tuesday


New Delhi: India Tuesday reported 119 new cases of swine flu, highest so far for a single day, taking the total number of the infected people to 1,079. Three people – one in Gujarat and two in Maharashtra – succumbed to the infectious virus, taking to 10 the toll in the country, the health ministry said.

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Among the new cases, Pune reported 62, Mumbai 24, Delhi 15, Manipal 2, Ahmedabad 1, Bangalore 4, Nagpur 3, Osmanabad 1, Nashik 1, Goa 1, Hyderabad 2, Thiruvananthapuram 2 and Jammu 1.

Of the 15 cases reported from Delhi, only one has a travel history. The 19-year-old man had returned from Manila via Hongkong.

Among Pune’s new cases, one had returned from Saudi Arabia and the 61 others are indigenous cases.

Mumbai reported 24 cases during the day, two of whom have travelled from abroad. All other cases from Maharashtra are indigenous. All cases from Karnataka are from local contract.

While Ahmedabad reported one indigenous case, the patient in Goa had returned from Spain. Of the two cases in Hyderabad one patient has a travel history. The case in Jammu had returned from Mumbai and Pune. One of the two cases in Thiruvanathapuram has returned from Doha.

So far 5,000 people have been tested, of whom 1,079 are positive for influenza A(H1N1). Of the total cases, 589 have been discharged and 10 have died. The remainder of them are admitted to the identified health facilities.