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37 positive cases of swine flu reported in Delhi on Monday

delhi Updated: Aug 24, 2009 22:03 IST

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With 37 laboratory confirmed cases of swine flu reported in the city on Monday, the number of infected people here has reached 478, which includes two deaths and one in critical condition.

"The NICD on Monday confirmed 37 cases positive for swine flu virus. They were immediately treated in designated government hospitals after they reported with symptoms. The total number of cases tested positive for H1N1 virus till now is 478," Delhi health minister," Kiran Walia said.

"Of these, 423 people have been treated and discharged. Fifty-five cases are getting treatment at hospitals or they are being treated under home quarantine."

Meanwhile, the condition of the 44-year-old woman admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on August 21 continue to remain critical.

"Her test reports have declared positive for swine flu virus and her condition is very very critical," Dr N K Chaturvedi, Medical Superintendent of RML Hospital, said.

Admitted with symptoms of fever, breathlessness and joint pain, the patient had not undergone any medication for eight days after contracting the virus.

"She went to a private hospital from where she was brought to us," Chaturvedi said.

Of the 37 positive cases on Monday, 22 were from RML Hospital, three from GTB Hospital and four from Airport Hospital.

One case each was reported from Safdarjung Hospital and DDU Hospital, two from Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital and four cases from Lady Hardinge Medical College. The figure includes seven children below the age of 18 years, Walia said.