Kolkata: As many as 16 fresh cases of swine flu were detected in West Bengal in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 131, an official said Sunday. There were no fresh deaths.
The toll due to swine flu in Bengal rose to eight Saturday with the death of a two and-a-half-year-old at a city hospital.
"No deaths were reported since Saturday evening. 16 fresh cases have been detected. The total number of cases has reached 131," said Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Malay Kumar De.
Most of the cases are being reported from the North 24 Parganas district and from Kolkata while some were reported from Howrah and Hooghly districts.
However, De said the state government is not advising residents to get vaccinated.