New Delhi, Jul 20: Health officials on Saturday, Jul 19 said at least seventeen people including 14 children were tested positive for the deadly Swine flu virus. The total number of cases in India has risen to 285.
A statement said, "So far 1,506 people have been tested out of which 285 are positive for influenza A (H1N1). Of the 285 positive cases, 178 have been discharged."
The 17 new confirmed cases were reported from Delhi (7), Pune (5), Cochin (2), Thiruvananthapuram (1), Kozhikode (1) and Goa (1).
The 11-month-old boy is the youngest to test positive for the virus is from Delhi. The child had travelled from New York to Delhi on Jul 14. Two days later, he developed flu-like symptoms.
Additional Nodal Officer for Swine Flu, Anjana Prakash said that 10 students were admitted at various identified health facilities with flu symptoms in which 4 of them have tested positive.
She said, "We have reiterated to the school authorities to ensure that if any student shows flu-like symptoms the child should be immediately sent home." She also said, "There is nothing to panic. But people need to be cautious."