Forty-five more people have tested positive for swine flu in the national capital, raising the total number of such cases to 616 in the city.
"Swab tests of 45 samples tested positive for swine flu. With this the total number of swine flu cases admitted in designated hospitals has reached 616," Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia said.
The nodal-officer in charge of swine flu cases in Delhi, Dr Anjan Prakash said, "Of the 45 samples that tested positive, 15 are that of children. These test results are of old samples collected some time back. The NICD is clearing the backlog."
Meanwhile, four private pathology laboratories are conducting tests of samples of suspected swine flu patients.
"If any case tests positive, they have to report to the nodal officers here," a Delhi Health ministry official said.
"By doing so, the government will be able to have full details of total number of patients affected by H1N1 virus as well as ensuring their treatment and tracing their contacts," Walia said.