New Delhi, India (BBN)- India confirmed nine more cases of the deadly Influenza A (H1N1) virus on Saturday, taking the total cases to 534, health officials confirmed.

Of the nine new cases that tested positive for swine flu, eight came from Pune and one from Cochine, according to a health ministry press statement.

So far, 2395 people have been tested, of which 534 are positive for Influenza A (H1N1), 540 out of the 2395 tested have been identified through entry screening, 504 people through contact tracing and the rest were self reported, the statement added.

“Of the 534 positive cases, 422 have been discharged,” the ministry said, adding that rests of them remains admitted to the identified health facility.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-02August09-3:16 am (BST)