14 New Flu Deaths Reported in Connecticut in a Week - NBC Connecticut

14 New Flu Deaths Reported in Connecticut in a Week



    Flu Deaths Climb in Connecticut Again

    There have now been 77 reported flu deaths in Connecticut, more than all of last flu season and we still have several months to go in this season.

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018)

    Fourteen more flu deaths have been reported in Connecticut over the last week, bringing the total to 77 this flu season. 

    Influenza remains widespread within most of the continental United States and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported an additional increase in the percentage of people seeing their health care provider with influenza-like-illness. 

    Of the 77 influenza-associated deaths in Connecticut, 61 are associated with flu A and 16 with flu B). 

    Sixty-two were among patients older than 65 years old, nine were 50 to 64 years old, four were 25 to 49 years old, one was between 19 and 24 years of age and one was between 5 and 18 years old.

    Learn more on the state Department of Public Health’s website.

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