Four women, three of them from the city, tested positive for A (H1N1) influenza on Monday. With this, the number of persons who have contracted the virus in the city rose to 76. A total of 148 persons across the State have so far contracted the virus.

A 19-year-old woman from T. Nagar, a 26-year-old woman from Korattur and a 21-year-old woman from Madras Medical College's women's hostel were confirmed to have contracted the infection, while a 41-year-old woman from Thanjavur has also tested positive.

According to Director of Public Health R.T. Porkai Pandian, “In an epidemic it is normal to register four or five cases of the flu each day.”

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