Number of Flu Deaths in Connecticut Rises to 11


There have been three additional deaths associated with the flu in Connecticut, which makes 11 flu-related deaths reported this season.

A report released today from the state Department of Health says there were three flu-associated deaths during the week that ended on Jan. 19.

Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot was sworn into office Monday as the city's 56th mayor - and one unlike any before her.

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

Eight of the deaths this season were people over 65 years old, two have been people 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 1,677 influenza positive laboratory tests since Aug. 26 and 692 hospitalizations have been reported.

This is the breakdown of the flu cases they have been:

  • Hartford County: 525
  • New Haven: 473
  • Fairfield: 272
  • Middlesex: 114
  • New London: 100
  • Litchfield: 76
  • Tolland: 41
  • Windham: 52
  • Twenty-four are in unknown counties.
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