Swine flu cases on rise; 21 deaths over past week

The swine flu virus, which has been on a resurgent course since the beginning of monsoons, tightened its grip over the country during the past week with 21 deaths being reported from various parts.

New Delhi: The swine flu virus, which has
been on a resurgent course since the beginning of monsoons,
tightened its grip over the country during the past week with
21 deaths being reported from various parts.

Kerala and Maharashtra again bore the brunt during the
week (13th to 19th July) with the states reporting eight and
11 cases respectively. One death was reported from Delhi and
another from Gujarat.

The two states had reported 16 out of the total 17
deaths the earlier week (7th to 13th July).

Swine flu cases have seen an upward surge since the
onset of monsoons.

Out of the 332 cases reported during the week, only
one case is imported and rest are indigenous cases.

Till date, samples from 14,7250 people have been
tested for Influenza A H1N1 in Government Laboratories and a
few private Laboratories across the country and 34,115 of them
have been found positive.

PTI

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