14 new swine flu cases in Delhi

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New Delhi, Aug. 8 (ANI): At least fourteen more people were reported to have tested positive for swine flu in the national capital on Saturday, pushing the total number of people afflicted with the H1N1 virus to 215 here.

Confirmed positive cases included another case from the Sanskriti School, which shut down on Friday. eanwhile, State Chief Minister Shiela Dixit urged that there was no need to panic.

"The government, and private hospitals are now conducting special tests for swine flu. More testing centres are being readied. There were centres already at RML (Ram Manohar Lohia hospital), LNJP (Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Hospital) but now more are being readied," said Dixit.

According to a senior Health Ministry official of Delhi Government, apart from the 14 confirmed cases, 16 suspected patients of swine flu were admitted in hospitals across the city.

Meanwhile, JP Singh, Principal Health Secretary of Delhi, has assured people that rigorous measures were being taken to deal with the pandemic.

He also said that contact tracing was being conducted so as to identify all those who have come in contact with swine flu victims and hence could have been infected. (ANI)

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