Indore has highest positive H1N1 cases, project reveals

  • Nida Khan, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2015 18:42 IST

The Indore district recorded the highest number of positive H1N1 cases in the directorate, followed by Khargone and Dhar, data released by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Indore has stated.

Indore reported a total of 243 H1N1 positive cases, followed by Khargone (31) and Dhar (23). The lowest number of cases was recorded in Agar (5).

"We have been recording the entire data since the first case of H1N1 was identified. The study maps the entire division of cases in different districts and also brings forth the conclusion of the age group in which the maximum numbers of cases were diagnosed," said Dr Sharad Pandit, joint director, health.

As per the reports the maximum number of cases was reported in the age group of 31-40 at 124.

In the age group of children up to the age of 5, 40 cases were reported.

While in Indore the maximum patients were admitted in MY Hospital in the league of government hospitals, the Bombay hospital topped the list of patients admitted for treatment in private sector.

"A total of 105 patients were admitted in MY hospital while Bombay hospital had 31 patients undergoing treatment for the virus. In all, we had around 10 hospitals where patients could get themselves treated for Swine flu," said Dr Sharad Pandit.

A weekly analysis of the cases reported and deaths recorded was also done by the department to find out the exact time period when the virus reached its heights.

"The maximum numbers of cases were recorded in the end of January and early February. It was during this time that the weather conditions were apt for its spread. With the rise in temperature, a decline in the spread of the virus can also be seen. In the past four days we have not had a single admission. We only have patients who are critical since a long time," added Dr Pandit.

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