Three fresh cases found positive for Swine Flu take toll to 59

June 22nd, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, June 22 (ANI): With three more persons including a Chennai couple who travelled to India from the US testing positive for Swine Flu on Monday, the toll of cases in the country to 59 in the country.

While two cases were reported from Chennai, the third one was reported from Delhi where a 15-year-old boy tested positive for the disease.

A 29-year-old man and wife, 25, who travelled from North Carolina to Chennai on June 13, reported symptoms for swine flu five days later.”They were tested positive today,” a Health Ministry official said.

The case from Delhi was that of the teenager who reached the city on June 17 from New York.

Of the total 59 cases, 32 have been discharged while rest of the patients remain admitted to various hospitals across the country.

“So far samples of 421 persons have been tested out of which 59 have been tested positive for novel Influenza A [H1N1]. Of these, six are indigenous cases who got the infection from people who travelled from abroad,” the official said. (ANI)

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