The tall claims of Gujarat government of controlling the H1N1 infection have been sent out of the park as the state on Sunday recorded 62 new cases of swine flu, taking the total number of swine flu cases in Gujarat to 7,005 this year.
With three more patients succumbing to swine flu, the number of deaths has gone up to 415 in the state this year.
The state government, however, claimed that the cases have drastically decreased in the past few weeks. "As many as 1,848 patients have been cured in the past 15 days. As of now, 6,150 patients have been discharged from the hospital," said a state government statement.
The statement also claimed that 15 districts and five municipalities did not receive a single case of H1N1 while seven other districts reported one case each on Sunday.
Gujarat has recorded 1,750 deaths and 17,970 cases from 2009 with a mortality rate of 9.74.
Around 12,500 medical teams have surveyed a population of around 43 lakh out of which 1,080 were given vaccines of Oseltamivir.