New Delhi, India (BBN)- India confirmed 21 more cases of the deadly Influenza A (H1N1) virus on Tuesday, taking the total cases to 475, health ministry officials said.

Of the 21 new cases that tested positive for swine flu, seven came from Pune, five from New Delhi, two each from Gurgaon and Bangalore and one each from Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Trivandrum and Amritsar, according to a health ministry press statement.

So far, 2184 people have been tested, of which 475 are positive for Influenza A (H1N1), 452 out of the 2077 tested have been identified through entry screening, 420 people through contact tracing and the rest were self reported, the statement added.

“Of the 454 positive cases, 353 have been discharged,” the ministry said, adding that rests of them remain admitted.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-29July09-9:06 am (BST)