The Chinese mainland confirmed 58 new cases of A/H1N1 influenza from Monday to Wednesday, bringing the total number to 2,210, the Ministry of Health said Wednesday.
Among the newly confirmed cases, 19 were imported. The remainders were infected in the Chinese mainland, the ministry said.
The Chinese mainland reported its 1,000th confirmed A/H1N1 case in early July. Since then, the number of confirmed cases has been growing at an average of 40 a day.
Of confirmed A/H1N1 cases, 2,074 have recovered and been discharged.
There have been no fatal or critical cases resulting from A/H1N1 reported on the Chinese mainland so far, but one infected patient in Hangzhou from eastern Zhejiang Province reportedly died of electrocution in a ward lavatory on July 1. The death was thought to have been caused by a faulty electric circuit.
(Xinhua News Agency August 6, 2009)