An additional 11 flu-related deaths have been reported in Connecticut.
Flu remains widespread in Connecticut and the Connecticut Department of Health released new statistics Thursday that said there were 11 flu-associated deaths in the week that ended March 16, bringing the total number this flu season to 55.
State officials have not identified the people who died of the flu this season, but released ranges of ages. Since August, one person between 5 and 17, four people between 25 and 49, 15 between 50 and 64 and 35 who were 65 years old or older have died.
Between Aug. 26 and March 16, 2,480 people have been hospitalized with influenza and there have been 7,355 positive influenza laboratory tests.
Following is the breakdown by county:
- New Haven: 2,207
- Hartford County: 1,686
- Fairfield: 1,505
- New London: 592
- Litchfield: 445
- Middlesex: 427
- Windham: 240
- Tolland: 131
- Unknown: 122