Number of Flu Deaths in Connecticut Rises to Six - NBC Connecticut

Number of Flu Deaths in Connecticut Rises to Six



    Flu Deaths On The Rise in Connecticut

    The total number of flu-related deaths in Connecticut has risen to six.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019)

    There have been two additional deaths associated with the flu in Connecticut, which makes six flu-related deaths reported this season.

    A report released Thursday from the state Department of Health says there were two flu-associated deaths during the week that ended on Jan. 5.

    Five flu-associated deaths have been associated with influenza A and one with influenza B.

    Four of the deaths this season were people over 65 years old, one was between 50 and 64 years old and one was 25 to 49 years of age, according to the Department of Health.

    The Department of Health says flu remains widespread in Connecticut and there have been 1,039 influenza positive laboratory tests since Aug. 26.

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    This is the breakdown of where they have been:

    • Hartford County: 342
    • New Haven: 314
    • Fairfield: 172
    • Middlesex: 62
    • New London: 48
    • Litchfield: 43
    • Tolland: 29
    • Windham: 23
    • Six are in currently unknown counties.

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