Lucknow, Sep 12:Number of people affected with swine flu or H1N1 infection in the state capital has now touched 100. Microbiology department at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences said six people tested positive for H1N1 infection yesterday and the total number of swine flu patients has certainly crossed 100. The number would surely swell further considering that three dozen samples were pending for testing with the authorities, it added. Official sources here today said so far, the city has reported 97 positive cases of H1N1 infection. More than 95 per cent patients are either residents of SGPGIMS or are living in adjoining areas of the institution.
People living in the area complained that localities in the Telibagh were prone to infections. A canal along the Vrindavan Yojana is choked and mosquitoes are breeding. Rain water has logged the open field near Maikulal Inter College in Telibagh and providing breeding ground for the disease-causing culex mosquitoes.