New Delhi, India (BBN)- India detected three more cases of the deadly Influenza A (H1N1) virus on Sunday, taking the total confirmed cases to 59, health ministry confirmed.

A couple in the southern city of Chennai and a 15-year boy in New Delhi tested positive for the flu, the health ministry said in a press statement.

A 29-year-old man and his 25-year-old wife who traveled to Chennai from North Carolina, the United States on June 13 were the newest patients, so was the teenage boy who arrived in the capital from New York on June 17.      

Of the total 59 cases, 32 have been discharged while rest of the patients remain admitted to different hospitals across the country, health ministry officials said.

So far samples of 421 persons have been tested out of which 59 have been tested positive for novel Influenza A [H1N1]. Of these, six are indigenous cases who got the infection from people who travelled from abroad, they added.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-22June09-1:01 am (BST)