India H1N1 flu update – 1927 positive for H1N1 virus

Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 22 International airports. 42,024 passengers have been screened on 16.8.2009 of which 30,644 passengers were from affected countries.

225 doctors and 172 paramedics are manning 83 counters at these airports. A cumulative total of 48,52,048 passengers have been screened.

Two hundred and twenty laboratory confirmed cases have been reported today:

Maharastra
[Mumbai (90),
Pune (42),
Nashik (5),
Ahmadnagar (4),
Osmanabad (4),
Nagpur (3),
Washim (2),
Aurangabad (1),
Jalna (1)],

Chennai (20),
Bangalore (11),
Belgaum (1),
Udupi (3),
Ahmedabad (16),
Delhi (7),
Jammu (4),
Raipur (3) and
Kolkata (3).

Except for two cases in Mumbai who have foreign travel history (one to UK and another to Thailand), all other cases reported today are indigenous cases with no foreign travel history.

There is no new death reported today. The cumulative deaths reported till now is 25:

Pune (13),
Mumbai (2),
Ahmedabad (1),
Chennai (1),
Vadodara (1),
Nasik (1),
Trivandrum (1) and
Bangalore (5).

9904 persons have been tested so far out of which 1927 are positive for Influenza A H1N1 [Swine]. 748 out of the 8658 persons have been identified through entry screening, 1587 through contact tracing and the rest were self reported. Of the 1927 positive cases, 703 have been discharged.

A central team is stationed in Maharashtra to assist the State Government in instituting appropriate public health measures.

As on 6th August 2009 World Health Organization has reported 1, 77,457 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 and 1462 deaths.

Source: Press Information Bureau, India

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