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9 more Swine Flu cases discovered; confirmed cases rises to 89

By Super Admin

New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): The discovery of nine more individuals getting affected with Swine Flu on Saturday pushed the total number of confirmed cases to 89 in the country.

Nine new cases-four each in Bangalore and Delhi and one case in Punjab's Gurdaspur city were reported.

However, of the total 89 cases of H1N1 or Swine Flu in the country 59 patients have already been discharged. The rest of the affected persons are admitted to the identified health facility.

The positive case in Mumbai was a 36-year-old man who travelled from New Jersey to Mumbai on Monday and reported to a health facility with complaints of fever and cough on Thursday.

Meanwhile, 16 people have been discharged after being successfully treated for swine flu. All the other patients are stable. The situation is being monitored.

Of the 31 school children in Jalandhar who returned from the US, 14 continue to be under medication. They have responded to treatment.

The remaining children and about 296 contacts are under chemoprophylaxis.

As of now, no case has been reported among the contacts, said a Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry release.

So far, samples of 407 people have been tested. Of the 50 positive cases, five are indigenous.

World Health Organisation has reported 39,620 laboratory confirmed cases of swine flu from 89 countries till June 17. (ANI)

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