A daily record high of 783 new swine flu infections were reported in Hong Kong yesterday, while three schools had to close because of outbreaks. The cases involved 388 males and 395 females, aged from one month to 85 years, and pushed the total to 24,681, the Centre for Health Protection said. Meanwhile, an 84-year-old man who suffered from swine flu, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension and stroke died of tuberculosis in Queen Mary Hospital yesterday, becoming the 19th person with swine flu to die. The Department of Health said a primary school and two secondary schools were to suspend classes for a week from today to stop the possible spread of flu-like illnesses. Outbreaks at Farm Road Government Primary School in Kowloon City, Ko Lui Secondary School in Kwun Tong and Pui Kiu Middle School in North Point involved 216 pupils and three staff, while six pupils had been confirmed with swine flu. All the ill students were in stable condition.