New Delhi, India (BBN)- India detected eight more cases of the deadly Influenza A (H1N1) virus on Tuesday, taking the total cases to 153, the health ministry said.

Of the eight new cases that tested positive for swine flu on the day, three from Bangalore, two each from Mumbai and New Delhi and one case from Hyderabad, according to a health ministry press statement.

“So far, 970 people have been tested, of which 153 are positive for Influenza A(H1N1),” the statement added.

An official said of the 970 people tested for swine flu, 290 were identified through entry screening at the 22 international airports.

Of the 153 positive cases, 106 have been discharged, the official confirmed.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-08July09-12:49 am (BST)