Health Protection Agency (HPA) said seven out of the 17 people who were tested for H1N1 on Wednesday, tested positive.
According to statistics released by HPA, three people were admitted after testing positive to H1N1 in the last 24 hours. And 13 people, out of 36 previously admitted, were released after receiving treatment. Currently 23 people are admitted and receiving treatment, HPA said.
Looking at statistics released since March 15, 56 people were tested on March 15, out of which 23 tested positive to H1N1. Eight people were tested on March 16, of which three tested positive to the flu. Till that date, 2 people lost their lives to the flu.
Seven people were tested for H1N1 on March 17, of which 6 tested positive and were admitted. On March 18, nine out of the 25 tested, were positive for H1N1, with 11 being admitted on that day.
36 people were tested on March 19, where 22 people tested positive, the highest number according to statistics, in one day. While the 22 people were admitted, a Bangladeshi man lost his life while being treated at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).
Looking at the statistics released on March 20, eight out of the 26 tested, were positive to H1N1, with 32 people admitted. On March 21, 23 people were tested, of which 14 tested positive. A total of 33 people were admitted by that point.
On March 22, 17 people were tested for H1N1. Seven people out of that number tested positive to H1N1, with 36 being admitted and 13 released after treatment.
A total of 176 people have tested positive for H1N1 till date and three have died of the rapidly spreading flu.
According to IGMH, nine people are currently being treated in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). A pregnant woman and another who had undergone a caesarean are in serious condition, IGMH said.