Of this 25 tested positive for H1N1 influenza in the last four days, while 12 cases were detected in the first three days of this month taking the total tally in the city to 256 since January, this year.
The latest detections reported by Super Religare Laboratories (SRL), included a 32-year-old male from Jogeshwari, a 75-year-old female from Bandra, a 48-year-old and a 45-year-old male from Malad who are undergoing treatment in private hospitals.
With the western suburbs having the highest number of victims, it has sent alarm bells ringing among doctors and civic officials.
Most of the swine flu cases in July accounted from non-slum areas, according to Dr Mangala Gomare, deputy executive health officer of Epidemiology. Doctors and civic officials are now warning citizens to be careful and not neglect any kind of fever, asking them to get a medical check-up and blood tests done immediately.
Dr Abhay Choudhary, director of Haffkine Institute of Training, Research and Testing, said, “Swine flu is a worldwide phenomena and in comparison to last year higher number of cases are being reported even in western countries.
There is an increase in awareness and people are a lot more alert about swine flu this year, which is a good thing as early treatment helps in fighting the virus.”
A 19-year-old Chembur resident and a 44-year-old nurse from Nerul have succumbed to swine flu-related ailments in the last week.
Police claim to have arrested a first class cricketer, Manish, and are on the look out for a former Railways player, Baburao Yadav.
The festering boundary row figured prominently in talks between visiting Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Sunday as the Chinese leader arrived in India on his maiden overseas tour since taking over in March.
The two Congress Cabinet ministers, accused in Jagan Reddy disproportionate assets case, submitted their resignations to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday night.
Teachers and students of Delhi University on Sunday marched towards the residence of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, demanding the scrapping of the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP).
A US-based Sikh group on Monday said that it will challenge the decision of an American district court last week to dismiss alleged human rights violations case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
After two years of rule, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appears to have squandered the overwhelming mandate voters gave her, but as West Bengal gears up for panchayat polls, it seems that the TMC has the advantage as the Left is yet to regroup.
The heat wave has well swept across North India with national capital Delhi simmering at 44.6 degrees celsius on Sunday.