TOKYO - Japan's health ministry says 16 more cases of swine flu have been confirmed. The country's tally is now at 21.
The Health and Welfare Ministry says the 16 are teenagers at several high schools in the western prefectures of Hyogo and Osaka.
The ministry said ON Sunday that the patients all tested positive for the H1N1 virus the day before and are recovering at local hospitals,
Japan on Saturday confirmed its first domestic case of swine flu. Japan's first four cases were contracted outside the country.