'Downward trend in swine flu admissions in Madhya Pradesh'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Indore
  • Updated: Mar 04, 2015 19:52 IST

Swab samples of 53 fresh suspected patients of swine flu in Bhopal were sent for testing to labs at AIIMS Bhopal and Gwalior on Tuesday.

Fifteen people were also diagnosed with H1N1 in Bhopal on Tuesday, taking the total positive cases to 459 since January 1.

The total death toll in the district has reached 47. Since January 1, over 1,300 samples have been sent for testing.

Chief medical and health officer (CMHO) Dr Veena Sinha said they were hoping for a temperature rise in the coming days so the viral outbreak could subside.

Showers and cloudy skies over the past few days have made health authorities apprehensive about a surge in H1N1 positive cases.

In Indore, one death was reported from the H1N1 virus on Tuesday. The deceased was a 44-year-old man. He was admitted to CHL hospital and had been critical for the past two days.

Seventy nine deaths have been reported from the district so far. Meanwhile, no new admissions were reported on Tuesday.

"We are recording a downward trend. Though a death has occurred and the number of critical patients stands at 90, the good news is that we have not received any new admissions," said Dr Sharad Pandit, joint director, health.

448 samples have been sent out of which the result of 208 is awaited. The number of people undergoing treatment at different hospitals of the city stands at 191.

In Jabalpur, eight people were diagnosed with swine flu. With this, the total positive cases in the district has surged to 48.

Samples of five suspected patients were sent for testing on Tuesday. Since January 1, nine people have died from H1N1 in the district.

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