HANOI, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has confirmed 84 more cases of A/H1N1 influenza, bringing the country's total number of flu patients to 2,226, local newspaper the Labor reported Thursday.
Out of the new cases, 45 patients are in the south, eight in the north, and 31 in the central provinces, said the ministry.
At the regular meeting of the National Steering Committee on Human Influenza Prevention on Wednesday, the Health Ministry asked localities to enhance the surveillances towards groups having high possibility of acquiring the A/H1N1 virus. They include people coming back from the infected areas and students, especially those at the primary schools.
At public places like schools and offices, if the first cases are detected and confirmed positive to the A/H1N1 virus, other suspected cases will be quarantined and treated immediately afterwards without taking A/H1N1 test, said the ministry.
So far, 1,252 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals. The rest is being quarantined and treated.
Vietnam has reported two deaths of A/H1N1 influenza since the first case was confirmed in the country.