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216 more people test positive for swine flu; India's toll rises to 2,242

Swine flu continued to spread in the country today with 216 more people testing positive for the deadly virus, taking the total number of those afflicted with the pandemic to 2,242.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2009 22:32 IST

Swine flu continued to spread in the country on Wednesday with 216 people testing positive for the deadly virus, taking the total number of those afflicted with the pandemic to 2,242.

Mumbai (48) and Pune (36) topped the list of cases followed by Chennai (30) and Delhi (25).

The other cases were from Bangalore (17), Nagpur (13), Coimbatore (9), Dhule (5), Gurgaon, Nashik, Latur, Aurangabad, Rajkot (three each), Naned, Ratnagiri, Beed, Surat (two each) and Ahmednagar, Kholapur, Satara, Diburgarh, Jamnagar, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Daman, Mangalore and Buldan (one each).

Out of the 25 cases reported from Delhi, only three cases have foreign travel history.

"11,724 persons have been tested so far out of which 2,242 are positive for swine flu. Of the 2242 positive cases, 758 have been discharged," a Health Ministry official said.