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No let-up in swine flu; 103 fresh cases

No let-up in swine flu; 103 fresh cases
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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...

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 in 2019 stands at six and till Wednesday, 1,093 had been affected by the disease in the city this season.

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 in 2019.

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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