99 more swine flu cases in country, total crosses 2000
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 23:44
New Delhi: Ninety-nine fresh cases of swine flu were reported from across the country on Tuesday taking the total number of people afflicted by the disease to over 2,000.

Of the fresh cases, Delhi reported 10, while Bangalore and Mumbai reported 20 each. Pune reported 18 cases.

While Aurangabad, Ahmedabad and Dhule reported three cases each, Panchkula, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Cochin, Calicut, Nashik and Dibrugarh reported two cases each.

Ghaziabad, Goa, Udupi, Manipal, Surat, Silchar, Kolhapur and Satara reported one each.

The two cases reported from Cochin have a travel history to Dubai.

One of the cases reported from Delhi had a travel history to Thailand while two others have traveled to Australia. One of the two cases reported from Hyderabad has a travel history to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

All other cases reported during the day are indigenous cases with no foreign travel history.

A total of 10,578 people have been tested so far out of which 2,026 tested positive for swine flu. Of the 2,026 positive cases, 708 have been discharged.

Panel of Secretaries reviews situation

Top government officials, including Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar, met here on Tuesday to review the situation in wake of the spread of deadly swine flu, which has claimed 30 lives in the country so far.

Sources said the meeting of the Committee of Secretaries on swine flu, chaired by Chandrasekhar, discussed the situation and reviewed the measures taken by the Health Ministry to contain the spread of the viral disease.

The Health Ministry has issued a number of guidelines to various stakeholders, including state governments and schools, on dealing with the situation arising out of the spread of the flu.

Ninety-nine fresh cases of swine flu were reported from across the country today making the total number of people afflicted with the disease cross 2,000.

At present, a total of 2,026 people have tested positive for the viral disease in the country which claimed 30 lives so far.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 23:44

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