Indonesia confirms 21 new A/H1N1 flu cases
Indonesia detected 21 new A/H1N1 flu infections, bringing the total number of cases to 343 in the country, the Indonesian Health Ministry said in a statement on Friday night, Xinhua reported.
Three of the 21 new patients had traveled to Singapore and Malaysia, the director general of disease control and environmental health of the ministry, Prof. Dr. Tjandra Yoga Aditama, said in the statement.
"Today the (number of) additional swine flu cases is 21, 17 of them are male and 4 female," he said. The patients were being treated at the hospitals in Jakarta (8 persons), West Java (2 persons), East Java (6 persons) and South Kalimantan (5 persons).
To date, Indonesia has not yet reported any fatality case from the new flu, while the A/H1N1 virus infection has a fatality rate of 0.4 percent.