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China confirms 22 more cases of swine flu

world Updated: Jun 14, 2009 12:55 IST

China has reported 22 new cases of swine flu, bringing the total to 165 with no reports of deaths.

Out of 22 new cases, four each were confirmed in Guangdong and Fujian provinces, three each in Shanghai and provinces of Sichuan and Hubei and two each in Zhejiang and Hainan provinces, China Daily said on Saturday.

One case was reported in Beijing also; the newspaper quoted the health ministry's new report as saying.

According to local health authorities, 38 confirmed A(H1N1) flu cases have been reported in Beijing, 37 in Guangdong, 25 in Fujian, 17 in Shanghai, 15 in Sichuan, nine in Hubei, six in Zhejiang, four in Tianjin, three each in Shandong and Hainan, two in Hunan, and one each in Shanxi, Henan, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Jiangsu and Liaoning.

The World Health Organisation this week declared the first influenza pandemic in four decades and warned the further spread of swine flu was "inevitable." More than 140 people have died worldwide as a result of the virus.