New Delhi: Twenty-one people tested positive for swine flu on Sunday. Three cases each were reported from Safdarjung, Ram Manohar Lohia and Lok Nayak hospitals. Among private hospitals, Max Hospital in Saket, Apollo Hospital in Sarita Vihar and Fortis Vasant Kunj reported one case each.

A senior official in the state health department said at least seven patients were taking treatment at home. “One patient who was confirmed positive for swine flu got the tests done in Delhi and is admitted at Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital in Ghaziabad,” said the official. “Three people have died in swine fluin Delhithis year,” he added.TheDelhi government has designated 22 hospitals, including five private ones, for treatment of swine flu.

Sixty cases have been reported so far and three patients dead

Delhi Health Minister A. K. Walia on Thursday directed the 17 government and five private hospitals identified for isolation care and treatment facility for H1N1 cases to gear up for timely management and treatment of swine flu, which has already claimed three lives this year. Reviewing the situation with regard to recent spurt in H1N1 cases, Dr. Walia directed that all these 22 hospitals should have arrangements for intensive care facilities and must ensure that their ventilators are ready to meet any required intervention.

The anthrax scare reported from the Delhi zoo after the death of a rhinoceros abated on Thursday as test reports cleared doubts over anthrax infection as the cause of death.

With another person testing positive for Japanese Encephalitis, the number of people affected by the virus rose to five in the city.

Delhi Government has confirmed the prevalence of Superbug in the hospitals of Delhi. The bug has been found in the range of 0.04 per cent to 0.08 per cent.

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

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