New Delhi: Rise in cases of swine flu and
dengue fever continue unabated in the city with two more
deaths due to the deadly virus being reported and several
people being infected by the water-borne disease.
"Two deaths due to H1N1 virus have been reported in the
last 24 hours. One death was reported from Ram Manohar Lohia
hospital and another from Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospital. With
this, the total number of deaths due to swine flu rose to 17,
of which, 10 alone are from Delhi", said Dr Debashish
Bhattacharya, the nodal officer for H1N1 cases.
Thirty four others tested positive for H1N1 virus and
with this, the total number of people who tested positive for
H1N1 virus till date stood at 396.
Meanwhile, a cleanliness drive was carried out in Jamia
Nagar and Okhla area to prevent fresh cases of water-borne
diseases from breaking out.