131 people in 4 days have contracted the H1N1 virus in regions of the Pune Municipal Corporation.

There are 377 suspected cases of H1N1 in Pune, Maharashtra . Officials speculate that the increase was due to overcrowding and a large number of people .

PUNE: Within the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) boundaries, the number of swine flu (H1N1) cases has increased dramatically.According to data obtained by the public health department, there have been 131 documented cases in the last four days alone.The PMC had 129 confirmed cases on August 1 (so far since January 1).There were 260 patients by August 5.

There are currently 377 suspected cases, which include people with fever and breathlessness.As of August 5, 200 people were being treated for H1N1 disease, of which 35 were suspected patients, while 165 were confirmed positives.On August 1, hospitalizations reached 129, with eight deaths and 213 suspected cases recorded.However, the number of deaths within PMC zones was 10 on Friday (August 5), with three of the deaths being among residents of PMC regions.

On August 1, eight patients were hospitalized; by August 5, 14, there were 14.The number of H1N1 cases is on the rise, according to Dr Sanjay Gaikwad, pulmonologist at Sassoon General Hospital and BJ Medical College.Cases have been much higher in recent years than in any other year.The wari procession, he said, may be the main reason for the increase.

We suspect that crowding and mass movement after the procession contributed to an increase in infections, according to Dr Gaikwad, who said that cases could increase again during the Ganesh festival and Diwali later this year.I don't think we ever reached the level we saw during the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic.However, it is heartbreaking to see severe cases this year of people losing their lives.According to him, hospital infrastructure is also being hampered.

The Swine Flu pandemic of 2009 would later be referred to it.Pune had about 144 H1N1 deaths in the same year.Maharashtra recorded over 3,600 deaths and more than 33,00 incidents between 2009 and 2019.During this period, the PMC recorded just over 6,800 incidents.