Five new swine flu cases, total in India stands at 158

July 8th, 2009 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Five new swine flu cases were reported in India Wednesday, taking the total number of people infected with the influenza A(H1N1) virus to 158 in the country, health officials said here.
Of the five new cases, two were reported from Srinagar and one each from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

“So far, 1,007 people have been tested, of whom 158 have tested positive for Influenza A(H1N1),” a statement issued here said.

An official said, of the 1,007 people tested for swine flu, 303 were identified through entry screening at the 22 international airports.

“Of the 158 positive cases, 113 have been discharged,” the official added.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Monday said there were 94,512 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection in 135 countries since the outbreak of the virus.

There have been 429 deaths globally, a majority of them from Mexico and the US.

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