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45 new swine flu cases in Delhi, total reaches 615

Posted on Feb 21, 10:58PM | IANS

New Delhi, Feb 21 : As many as 45 new cases of swine flu cases were reported here Thursday, taking the total number of those infected by the Influenza A (H1N1) virus to 615, an official said.

"Forty five people have tested positive for swine flu but there have been no deaths today (Thursday)," a doctor of the Delhi Health Service (DHS) told IANS.

According to health officials, there has been a sudden spurt in the number of swine flu cases -over 600 cases and 10 deaths in February till Thursday as against 39 cases and one death in January.

They attribute the rising number of cases to a weather patterns and low hygiene standards of people.

According to the Delhi government, only four cases were reported during the same period in 2012, and a total of 78 cases and one death in the entire year.