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Updated: August 17, 2009 14:00 IST

152 more test positive for A(H1N1) influenza

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School children, wearing masks as a preventive measure against swine flu, stand watching a crowd that had gathered inside a government hospital building where a woman died of the virus on August 13, on their way home from school in Bangalore.
AP School children, wearing masks as a preventive measure against swine flu, stand watching a crowd that had gathered inside a government hospital building where a woman died of the virus on August 13, on their way home from school in Bangalore.

With 152 people testing positive for the A (H1N1) influenza in the country in the past 24 hours, the total number of confirmed cases has gone up to 1,707. Twenty-five people have died so far Pune has recorded 13, Bangalore five, Mumbai two, and Ahmedabad, Chennai, Vadodara, Nashik and Thiruvananthapuram one each.

The highest number of new confirmed cases, 60, was reported from Mumbai, followed by Pune with 18, Delhi and Chennai 11 each, Coimbatore and Bangalore 10 each, Aurangabad nine, Mangalore and Ernakulam three each, Davangere, Akola and Jalna two each, and Ahmadnagar, Solapur, Latur, Nagpur, Jalgaon, Dhule, Belgaum, Hubli, Hrudalaya (Karnataka), Dibrugarh and Shimla one each.

Central team in Maharashtra

A Central team is stationed in Maharashtra to help the government put in place appropriate health measures.

Of the 8,658 people examined so far, 1,707 tested positive for the flu. As many as 725 cases were identified by entry screening, 1,567 through contact tracing, and the rest reported themselves. After treatment, 694 people were discharged.

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