Surat: Six new cases take swine flu tally to 43

Times of India | 3 days ago | 06-08-2022 | 04:50 pm

Surat: Six new cases take swine flu tally to 43

SURAT: Six new positive cases of swine flu were reported in the city on Friday pushing the tally to 43. On Friday, a total of 12 patients were hospitalized. In the past two days, two deaths have been reported in the city due to the disease. In Valsad, one patient died due to swine flu on Friday and two positive cases were also detected. “The cases will continue to rise as the environment is conducive for spread of swine flu virus. Testing has also increased simultaneously. Doctors are suggesting tests for those who came in contact with the positive patients,” a health department official told TOI. “The situation has not turned alarming, but we will undertake intensive monitoring. It can be prevented and cured with medicine but for that a patient will have to remain alert,” the official added. “Vaccination is also not effective in H1N1 since the virus is changing strain within a few months. In that condition, a person will have to take swine flu vaccine every six months,” another official said. Meanwhile, the number of Covid positive cases has come down to 27 on Friday, and 52 patients were discharged. A total of 259 cases are still active, of which nine patients are admitted in various hospitals.

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