Swine flu cases rises by 157

The Ministry of Health Saturday confirmed a further 157 cases of swine flu nationwide, the highest number of patients infected with A/H1N1 influenza in one day so far, bringing the country’s total to 2,569 with two fatalities.

At present, 1,298 people have totally recovered and been discharged from hospitals, and 1,269 currently receiving treatment in hospital.

In HCM City, six employees of Giai Viet Thanh Co. in Ward 6, District 8, were found to be infected with H1N1 yesterday. Forty-four of their colleagues are being kept in quarantine.

On the same day, Nguyen Tan Thang, director of Quang Nam Province’s Department of Education and Training, announced that 13 twelfth-graders of Thai Phien High School, Thanh Binh District, tested positive for A/H1N1.

The students are being treated at Thang Binh General Hospital. The province’s health sector has undertaken disinfection measures at the school.

According to recent figures released by the World Health Organization, 209,439 people have tested positive for A/H1N1, with 2,185 deaths reported.

Within the East Asia region Thailand has recorded 111 deaths, Malaysia 71, Singapore 13, the Philippines has had eight, Japan four, South Korea three and Vietnam two.

By staff writers – Translated by Phuong Lan

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