Three more persons, including a couple who travelled to India from the US, tested positive for swine flu on Sunday taking the total number of cases in the country to 59.
While two cases were reported from Chennai, the third one was reported from the national capital where a 15-year-old boy tested positive for the disease.
A 29-year-old man and his 25-year-old wife, who travelled from North Carolina to Chennai on June 13, had reported symptoms for swine flu five days later. “They were tested positive on Sunday,” 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.