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Delhi reports 74 fresh swine flu cases, tally goes to 1,093

Delhi reports 74 fresh swine flu cases, tally goes to 1,093

New Delhi: Amid mounting cases of swine flu in Delhi, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital on Wednesday said, it has "adequate stock" of medicine for the disease. Five cases of H1N1 infections have been reported at LNJP. As many as 74 fresh cases of H1N1 virus were recorded in Delhi till Wednesday, taking the total number of people affected by the disease in the city this year to 1093, according to a report of the city's Directorate General of Health Services.

The city had recorded one death from swine flu and 1,019 positive cases of the disease, which included 816 adults and 203 children till Tuesday, the report said. "We have adequate stock of medicine and H95 masks at our hospital. We get it from a central facility, and other hospitals need to apply there to get medicines. If other city hospitals are in urgent need of it, then LNJP can also loan it to them," the senior official said. Another senior official, said, all precautions have been taken at our hospital and, as per the new guidelines, "isolation is not required" and only a "metre of distance needs to be maintained from the infected person's bed to another bed".

Till Monday, Delhi government had not reported any death due to swine flu but on Tuesday, a death was recorded.

However, two Centre-run hospitals here have reported 13 deaths due to swine flu this year. According to senior officials at Safdarjung Hospital, three deaths due to swine flu have been recorded this season, while RML Hospital has reported 10 fatalities.

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