Number Rises to 112 Flu-Related Deaths in Connecticut

There have been 112 flu-related deaths reported in Connecticut this season. 

On Thursday, an additional 7 deaths attributed to the flu were reported by the Connecticut Department of Health since last week. 

The new report said of the 112 deaths reported as of Mar. 3, 85 of them were associated with influenza A and 27 with influenza B. Three of those deaths were patients who were less than 18 years old and 91 of them were over the age of 65.

The current season has the highest number of deaths since 2009, when all influenza-associated deaths became reportable in Connecticut.

"While the numbers of hospital and outpatient visits attributed to the flu have decreased over the last several weeks, we still have several more weeks to go in this flu season, and I continue to urge people to take precautions to prevent contracting or spreading the flu,"Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Pino said in a statement.

In all, 2,273 patients have been hospitalized with confirmed cases of flu between Aug. 27 and Mar. 3 and 7,733 influenza positive laboratory tests have been reported during this season.

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