There are four new reported flu-related deaths in Connecticut, according to the Department of Public Health.
That brings the total number of flu-related deaths to 44 since the agency began releasing flu statistics on August 26. The data includes all flu statistics through March 9.
Of the 44 flu-associated deaths, 27 were people over 65 years old, 12 have been people 50 to 64 years old, four have been people between 25 and 49 years old, and one was in a child aged between 5 and 17.
A total of 2,303 people have been hospitalized with influenza in Connecticut.
A total of 6,959 positive influenza lab tests have been reported this season:
- New Haven: 2,048
- Hartford County: 1,509
- Fairfield: 1,357
- New London: 524
- Litchfield: 400
- Middlesex: 388
- Windham: 223
- Tolland: 121
- Unknown: 25