New Delhi, India (BBN)– India confirmed 220 more cases of the deadly Influenza A (H1N1) virus on Monday, putting the total number of cases in the country to 1,927, the health ministry officials confirmed.
Of the 220 new cases that tested positive for swine flu, 90 came from Mumbai, 42 from Pune, 20 from Chennai, 16 from Ahmedabad, 11 from Bangalore, seven from New Delhi, five from Nasik, four from each Osmanabad and Ahmadnagar, three from each Udupi, Raipur and Kolkata, two from Washim, one from each Jalna, Auranagabad and Belgaum, according to a health ministry press statement.
So far, 9,904 people have been tested and 1,927 of them are positive for Influenza A (H1N1). A total 748 out of the 8,659 tested have been identified through entry screening, 1,587 people through contact tracing and the rest were self reported, the statement noted.
“Of the 1,927 positive cases, 703 have been discharged,” the ministry said, adding that a central team is stationed in Maharashtra to assist the state government in instituting appropriate public health measures.
There is no new death reported on Monday. The cumulative deaths have been reported, so far, 25 from different parts of the country.
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