Three people tested positive for swine flu in the city on Thursday. This brings the total count of swine flu or H1N1 patients in the city to 12. The three patients include a 26-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, both of whom are admitted to a private hospital.
“They are both on Tamiflu and are stable. I am trying to find out more about their whereabouts so that we can conduct a surveillance of the patients there,” said Dr Mangala Gomare, deputy executive health officer, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The third patient is a 19-year-old man from Santacruz.
He is related to a 23-year-old patient who tested positive for H1N1 on Monday, added Dr Gomare.
Earlier, a Mulund family of three — a six-year-old child, his 37-year-old father and 57-year-old grandmother — and two friends in their 50s, who travelled to Alibaug together, had tested positive for swine flu.
On Monday, a 34-year-old man died of H1N1 virus at Nashik Civil Hospital.
Since January, 12 swine flu patients have died in the state, of which 11 were from Pune district. The last death in Pune occurred on Tuesday.