New Delhi, India (BBN)- India reported one more cases of the deadly Influenza A (H1N1) virus on Saturday, taking the total confirmed cases to 51, officials confirmed.
A 32-year-old man, who arrived in Hyderabad from New York last week, tested positive for A(H1N1) flu, Superintendent of Chest Hospital, Dr. S.V. Prasad confirmed.
The man was admitted at the Chest Hospital in Hyderabad on June 18 with suspected symptoms of A(H1N1) flu.
“Six new cases of swine flu have been reported – three from Delhi, two from Bangalore and one from Mumbai. All of them have been quarantined at identified health facilities and their contacts are being traced,” a health ministry statement said on Friday.
“Of the 50 cases, 16 have been discharged. Rest of the patients are all stable and remain admitted to the identified health facilities,” the statement added.
So far samples of 407 people have been tested, of which 50 have been tested positive. Among these people, 128 were identified through health screening at international airports, 15 through contact tracing and the rest were samples from people who self-reported, according to the statement.
BBN/SS/SI/AD-20June09-10:38 pm (BST)