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Over 100 fresh cases of swine flu recorded

Over 100 fresh cases of swine flu recorded

NEW DELHI: Over 100 fresh cases of swine flu were recorded in Delhi on Thursday, taking the total number of people affected by the disease in the city this year to 1,196, according to a senior official. According to a report of

the Directorate General of Health Services, the death toll due to swine flu in Delhi this year stands at six and till Wednesday, 1,093 had been affected by the disease in the city this season. "Delhi is in grip of swine flu. Today, 103 fresh cases were recorded," the official said.

The DGHS report had also mentioned deaths of five more persons from co-morbidity. As per the report, of the six persons who have died of swine flu this year, one belonged to Delhi, while the rest were residents of other cities. Amid the mounting cases of the H1N1 infections in the city, the Delhi government Wednesday issued a health advisory, prescribing the do's and don'ts. Delhi on Tuesday had recorded one death due to swine flu and 1,019 positive cases.

Till Monday, the Delhi government had not reported any death due to the flu,

but it recorded one death of a Delhi resident on Tuesday, the report said.

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.

Nine of the 10 people who died at RML Hospital were from Delhi, and the other one was from outside the city, officials said.

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