Dr K Narasimhulu, coordinator for swine flu at Gandhi Hospital, said they have received four fresh cases of swine flu on Tuesday from various private hospitals.

"Till yesterday, we had 23 patients undergoing treatment in our hospital. We have received four more cases today. At the same time, 35 suspected cases including 10 children are under observation," Narasimhulu said.

So far, seven persons have succumbed to the deadly disease in Telangana since January 1 this year, the official said.

Health officials here maintained that swine flu disease this year is not as virulent as it was in 2009 but high risk groups (those suffering from different serious ailments and low immunity) need to remain alert.     

In 2014, 88 cases of swine flu were reported in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Last year, 11 people reportedly died of the disease.

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