Swine Flu Sickens 3 More

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AP

Connecticut has had 56 confirmed cases of novel H1N1 flu or swine flu since the pandemic started crossing borders. 

The state’s Public Health Laboratory confirmed three new cases Monday.

The infected residents are from Easton, Fairfield and Norwalk, according to the state Department of Health.

No one who has become sick with this illness in Connecticut has become so sick they require hospitalization. The illness, however, has killed six people in the United States. The newest case is a New York City school official who died over the weekend.   

In the United States, there are more than 5,000 cases that are probable or have been been confirmed, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Illinois is the state with the most cases, according to the CDC.

Here’s how the cases in this state break down:

The 56 residents range in age from 3 to 56. Of those, 28 are female and 28 are male.

Cases have been confirmed in the following towns:

  • Danbury: 1
  • Darien: 6
  • Derby: 1
  • Easton: 2
  • Fairfield: 12
  • Glastonbury: 1
  • Greenwich: 2
  • Hamden: 1
  • Hartford: 1
  • Manchester: 2
  • Middlefield: 1
  • New Haven: 1
  • North Granby: 1
  • Norwalk: 1
  • Old Saybrook: 1
  • Pawcatuck: 1
  • Redding: 2
  • Ridgefield: 8
  • Southbury: 1
  • Stamford: 2
  • Stratford: 1
  • Trumbull: 1
  • Waterbury: 2
  • Wethersfield: 1
  • Wilton: 2
  • Woodbury: 1  
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