There are three new reported flu-related deaths in Connecticut, according to the Department of Public Health.
That brings the total number of flu-related deaths to 40 since the agency began releasing flu statistics on August 26. The data includes all flu statistics through March 2.
Of the 40 flu-associated deaths, 25 were people over 65 years old, 11 have been people 50 to 64 years old, three have been people between 25 and 49 years old, and one was in a child aged between 5 and 17.
To date, a total of 2,118 people have been hospitalized with influenza in Connecticut.
A total of 6,104 patients have tested positive for the flu.
A total of 5,295 positive influenza lab tests have been reported this season:
- New Haven: 1,892
- Hartford County: 1,399
- Fairfield: 1,239
- New London: 435
- Middlesex: 357
- Litchfield: 353
- Windham: 210
- Tolland: 110
- Unknown: 109