Twenty more people, including five children and one pregnant woman, tested positive for swine flu on Wednesday, taking the total number of swine flu cases this July to 328.
Nine of these patients are admitted to hospitals, while the rest have been quarantined at home. Among other rain-related illnesses, civic hospitals recorded 107 cases of malaria, 108 cases of gastroenteritis, three cases of dengue and one case of leptospirosis.
Former state entomologist Ashok Bhosale, who has been appointed by the BMC to help control the spread of malaria in the city, said the corporation would aim to implement the malaria control plan.
“We will train our staff to use the existing vector control techniques, like fumigation, more effectively,” said Bhosale.
The BMC conducted health camps to screen people for malaria and other monsoon illnesses. A total of 1,042 people were checked at the camps; 147 of these were tested for malaria. The health department officials administered presumptive malaria drugs to 2,737 people with fever and treated 285 people for malaria.