"According to the latest data available on IDSP-IHIP (Integrated Health Information Platform), a total of 3038 laboratory-confirmed cases of various subtypes of Influenza including H3N2 have been reported till 9th March 2023 by the States. This includes 1245 cases in January 1307 in February and 486 cases in March", the ministry said.

Further, the IDSP-IHIP data from health facilities indicate that during January 2023, a total of 397,814 cases of Acute Respiratory Illness/Influenza Like Illness (ARI/ILI) were reported from the country increased slightly to 436,523 during February 2023. In the first 9 days of March 2023, this number stands at 133,412 cases.

The corresponding data for admitted cases of severe acute respiratory illness is 7041 cases in January 2023, 6919 during February 2023, and 1866 during the first 9 days of March 2023.

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