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Six new swine flu cases, total 164 in India

delhi Updated: Jul 09, 2009 21:45 IST
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Six new cases of swine flu were reported on Thursday in the country, including three in the national capital, taking the total number of people infected with the influenza A(H1N1) virus to 164 so far, health officials said in New Delhi.

According to the union health ministry, of the six new cases three are from Delhi and one each from Goa, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Those detected for the flu Thursday include a four-and-a-half year old girl and a 78-year-old woman.

"About 1,040 people have been tested so far, of whom 164 have tested positive for influenza A (H1N1)," a statement issued here said.

"Of the 164 positive cases, 114 have been discharged," it said.

Of the 1,040 people tested, about 320 were identified during the airport entry screening.

About 3.07 million have been screened at the 22 international airports in the country so far, the officials said.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 94,512 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection cases have been reported from 135 countries till July 6. As many as 429 deaths have been reported worldwide, mostly from Mexico and the US.