KERALA

13 flu cases

Thiruvananthapuram: The total number of confirmed cases of Influenza A(H1N1) in the State rose to 1,198, with 13 more cases being confirmed on Sunday. The flu death toll on Sunday was put at 21 with the death of Arya, 8, of Chottupara, Idukki. She had been undergoing treatment at the Medical College, Kottayam, for pneumonia. Her throat swab sample tested at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology was positive for H1N1 virus. The throat swab samples of 28 persons were sent for testing on the day. Nine persons were admitted to hospitals with flu-like symptoms while 59 others were asked to go on home quarantine. — Staff Reporter

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