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10 new cases of swine flu in Gujarat

August 13, 2009 04:40 IST

Ten people tested positive for swine flu in Gujarat on Wednesday, taking the total number of those afflicted by the disease across the country to 1,203. While Pune remained the worst-hit area by the disease with 61 new cases being reported from the city, Gujarat's 10 new cases take the number of infected to 27 in the state.

"All test results that were pending have come and according to that 10 more people, including three women, have tested positive for swine flu," Principal Secretary, Health, Ravi Saxena told PTI. The latest figures include five from Ahmedabad, four from Surat and one from Navsari, he said. In Navsari, a 14-year-old boy has been infected with the H1N1 virus. With the new figures, a total of 125 fresh cases have been reported, taking the total number of those afflicted to1,203. 

24 news cases have been reported in Mumbai, 3 in Kolkata, 10 in Bengaluru, 1 each in Shillong and Goa, 8 in Delhi and 3 in Hyderabad. All cases reported from Pune and Mumbai are indigenous cases, a senior health ministry official said adding that the three cases reported from Kolkata are also indigenous.

In Shillong, the 17-year-old male patient has a travel history of going to the UK. In Bangalore, all of the 10 cases are indigenous cases with no foreign travel history. Goa has reported oneindigenous case. All the eight cases in Delhi and three in Hyderabad are also indigenous cases.

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