Fresh swine flu cases push India's tally to 56

Six more persons, including two minors, tested positive for the influenza A - H1N1 virus today taking the total number of swine flu cases in the country to 56. The capital accounts for five of the six human-to-human transfer cases in the country.
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Updated on Jun 20, 2009 10:39 PM IST
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PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

Six more persons, including two minors, tested positive for swine flu today taking the total number of cases in the country to 56.

Out of the six fresh cases, three are from Delhi, one from Hyderabad, one from Bangalore and one from Fatehgarh in Punjab.

"Six new cases have been reported from Delhi (3), Hyderabad (1), Bangalore (1) and Fatehgarh of Punjab (1). Of the 56 cases, 21 have been discharged while others remain admitted to hospitals," a Health Ministry official said.

Of the three cases in Delhi, the case of a 30-year-old woman is that of human to human transmission. He contracted the disease from his family member who was reported positive three days ago.

This is the fifth case of human to human transmission of swine flu in Delhi.

The other cases in Delhi are that of a 27-year-old man who travelled from Canada to New Delhi on June 17 and a four-and-half-year-old boy who travelled from Toronto to New Delhi on the same day.

A 32-year-old man, who travelled from New York to Hyderabad on June 13, was another swine flu case in Hyderabad while in Bangalore, a 25-year-old man, who came from Philaldephia on June 17 also tested positive for the disease.

The sixth case was reported from Fatehgarh Sahib where a 15-year-old boy, who was among a group of 20 children and four others who had gone to NASA, tested positive for swine flu.

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