99 flu cases, 1 more death today; total cases cross 2000

One infant died of swine flu in Mumbai today taking the death toll due to the disease to 30 even as the total positive cases crossed the 2000-mark with 99 fresh ones being reported from across the country.

A seven-month-old girl, Modia Mohammad Shaikh, died of swine flu at the municipal Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai.

In the backdrop of the rising number of flu cases, top government officials held a meeting today chaired by Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar discussing the situation and reviewed the measures taken by the Health Ministry to contain the spread of the viral disease.

Of the fresh cases, Delhi reported 10, while Bangalore and Mumbai reported 20 each. Pune reported 18 cases.

While Aurangabad, Ahmedabad and Dhule reported three cases each, Panchkula, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Cochin, Calicut, Nashik and Dibrugarh reported two cases each.


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