88 swine flu cases reported
H1N1 influenza virus has returned and continues to spread across the country, especially in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. At least 88 positive cases of swine flu were reported in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Though deaths due to swine flu have not been confirmed yet, it is suspected that eight to 10 people, especially in the two southern states, have died so far.
According to official data, Delhi has had 43 confirmed cases of swine flu, five of them since January 1, 2015. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) said that swine flu has not taken epidemic proportion yet, unlike last year. In the last winter season, Delhi alone reported 16 deaths. The IMA said the rise in cases in three weeks should call for immediate attention.