Chinese mainland A(H1N1) flu cases top 1,300

The Chinese mainland confirmed 79 new cases of the A(H1N1) influenza from 6 pm Thursday to 6 pm Saturday, putting the total at 1,302, the Ministry of Health said here Saturday.

Among the newly confirmed, 64 were "imported cases." The rest were infected in the Chinese mainland, the ministry said.

The number of confirmed A(H1N1) cases has been growing at a speed of about 40 to 50 per day since July 1.

Among the patients, 1,085 have been cured and discharged from hospitals, the ministry said.

No fatal or critical cases of the influenza have been reported on the Chinese mainland so far, but a patient in Hangzhou of eastern Zhejiang Province reportedly died of electrocution caused by leakage of electricity from the electrical circuits in her ward lavatory on July 1.

[source:china daily]