New Delhi: Two people suffering from swine flu died in the national capital Friday while 58 tested positive for the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, taking the total number of cases to 301 since January, an official said.
"Fifty-eight people have tested positive for swine flu. One death was reported from Apollo Hospital and another from Jaipur Golden Hospital," a Delhi Health Service doctor told IANS.
Doctors said there has been a sudden spurt in swine flu cases.
This month, the virus infected 262 people, of which six have died. In January, 39 cases were reported and one succumbed to the virus.
According to the Delhi government, 78 swine flu cases and one death was reported in 2012.
"Symptoms of the flu are unrelenting high fever and sudden breathlessness," said Suranjit Chatterjee, internal medicine consultant at Apollo Hospital.