Four more confirmed with swine flu taking the toll to 34

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2016 19:19 IST

The health department of Ludhiana on Sunday said it has received four more swine flu positive cases taking the total number to 34.

Most of the patients admitted in different hospitals of the city belong to other districts.

On Saturday evening four positive samples including that of three of males and one female were received by the health authorities. All the four patients are admitted to hospitals including Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), SPS Hospital, Fortis and Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.

The men are of ages 52, 60 and 63 while the woman is 43 years old. The four patients belong to Ferozepur, Ludhiana, Barnala and Uttar Pradesh.

Dr Ramesh Bhagat, district epidemiologist said the total number of deaths in Ludhiana hospitals so far has reached 12. Out of this two belong to Ludhiana district while rest belonged to other districts.

At least 130 samples of swine flu suspected have been so far sent to the state laboratory at Chandigarh out of which 34 have been declared as positive so far.

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