Another 21 test positive for swine flu in West Bengal

Kolkata, PTI | Updated : 05 March 2015, 05:03 PM

With another 21 people testing positive for swine flu in West Bengal in the past 24 hours, the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus today rose to 167 since January, a senior health official said.

There was, however, no report of any death because of the disease during the period of 24 hours, Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Moloy Dey told PTI.

Meanwhile, 15 patients were released from different hospitals after their recovery, he said, adding that so far 98 people, afflicted with swine flu, have been released.

Since January, eight persons have died due to swine flu in the state, Dey said.

First Published: Thursday, March 05, 2015 05:01 PM
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