84 fresh cases of swine flu in Delhi

The national capital Sunday reported 84 fresh cases of swine flu taking the total number of cases reported so far this year to 2,241.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 22, 2015, 22:54 PM IST

New Delhi: The national capital Sunday reported 84 fresh cases of swine flu taking the total number of cases reported so far this year to 2,241.

According to the health department of Delhi Government today, 530 tests were carried out, of which 84 were tested positive.

On Friday, three people, including a 23-year-old pregnant woman, had died of swine flu in the national capital, taking the number of deaths due to H1N1 influenza virus to nine.

However, the death of the pregnant woman has still not been included in the database due to which the official figure stands at eight.

No deaths were reported today.

The woman, a resident of east Delhi's Krishna Nagar, was admitted to Lok Nayak Jaya Prakash (LNJP) hospital on February 5 and succumbed to the disease on February 12.

The woman's samples were sent for testing on February 6 to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and on February 9 the reports confirmed that she was suffering from swine flu. She had been on ventilator support from February 6-12.

"The death could not be reported due to some problem in the internet services. We have sent the details to the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) already," medical superintendent of LNJP Dr Siddarth Ramji said.