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  • flu Mar 26

    2 Additional Flu Deaths Reported in Connecticut

    The state Department of Health is reporting two additional flu deaths in Connecticut. During the week of March 15-21, two adults died of the flu, according to state statistics. Since the beginning of the flu season, there have been 72 flu-related deaths. Flu remains widespread and 118 people were hospitalized over the week of March 15-21. The Department of Health…

  • flu Mar 19

    Two New Flu Deaths Reported in Connecticut

    Three additional flu-related deaths have been reported in Connecticut.

  • flu Mar 12

    Three Additional Flu Deaths Reported in Connecticut

    Three additional flu-related deaths have been reported in Connecticut.

  • coronavirus Mar 11

    Flu and Coronavirus: Similar Symptoms, Different Fears

    The flu, the common cold and the new coronavirus are circulating at the same time and patients and doctors are parsing who needs what tests or care

  • Anthony Fauci Mar 11

    Dr. Fauci on Coronavirus: ‘Bottom Line, It Is Going to Get Worse’

    NIAID Director Anthony Fauci fields questions from Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., about testing available for the new coronavirus in the United States. 

  • flu Mar 5

    Seven Additional Flu Deaths Reported in Connecticut

    Seven additional flu-related deaths have been reported in Connecticut. The state Department of Public Health released the new influenza statistics on Thursday, which said the seven deaths were reported during the week of Feb. 23-29. All seven patients who died were adults, according to the health department. The flu remains widespread in Connecticut. There have been 65 flu-related deaths reported…

  • coronavirus Mar 2

    Addressing Coronavirus Concerns in Connecticut

    U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams visited the Connecticut State Public Health Laboratory in Rocky Hill Monday. The Rocky Hill lab was recently approved to become the first and only one in the state to test for COVID-19. Previously all samples needed to be sent to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta. Adams said with...

  • coronavirus Mar 2

    Concerns Over The Coronavirus Continues in Connecticut

    Addressing the spread of the Coronavirus, U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, was in Rocky Hill today. Joining state leaders and health officials, Adams toured the Connecticut State Public Health Laboratory which recently became the first in the state approved to test for COVID-19.

  • coronavirus Mar 2

    Connecticut Prepares For Coronavirus

    Connecticut now has the ability to test for coronavirus itself right here in the state. In the midst of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Surgeon General is here in Connecticut speaking about the illness.

  • tolls Feb 22

    In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: February 22

    To help keep you informed on the most shared and talked about stories, each Saturday and Sunday we’ll revisit five stories from the previous week, including the most recent updates. Frustrated with the lack of action by lawmakers, Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday said he is pausing his plan for trucks-only tolls on Connecticut highways. The governor said he...

  • flu Feb 21

    How Effective is This Year’s Flu Shot?

    A total of 49 people have died of flu-related illness in Connecticut so far this season.

  • Health Feb 20

    9 New Flu Deaths in Connecticut

    The Department of Public Health said that nine new flu deaths were reported in Connecticut over the past week.

  • flu Feb 16

    In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: February 16

    To help keep you informed on the most shared and talked about stories, each Saturday and Sunday we’ll revisit five stories from the previous week, including the most recent updates. One person was killed and another was seriously injured when an SUV crashed through a bus stop shelter on Dixwell Avenue in Hamden on Wednesday morning. Police said the...

  • flu Feb 14

    New Flu Deaths Reported in Connecticut

    This year’s flu season is hitting some younger people hard this year, according to the state Department of Public Health.

  • flu Feb 14

    Waterbury Teacher Dies of Flu: Family

    The Waterbury community is mourning the loss of a middle school teacher who family said died of the flu. Waterbury Public Schools officials confirmed Harley Gaafar died late Tuesday afternoon and said they were “devastated” by her passing. Gaafar taught ESL at West Side Middle School and was well-liked by her students, district officials said. There will be social workers…

  • flu Feb 14

    Waterbury Teacher Dies of Flu: Family

    Harley Gaafar, who was just 28, was described as a person that made everyone smile.

  • flu Feb 13

    Eight Additional Flu Deaths Reported in Connecticut

    Eight additional flu deaths have been reported in Connecticut. The state Department of Health has released influenza statistics for the week of Feb. 2 and all eight people who died were adults. Flu remains widespread in Connecticut. There have been 40 flu-related deaths in the state this season. One was a child. The number of flu-related hospitalizations in the state…

  • flu Feb 13

    8 New Flu Deaths Reported in Connecticut

    The Department of Public Health announced eight new reported flu-related deaths in Connecticut.

  • coronavirus Feb 7

    CT DPH Issues New Guidance on Coronavirus

    The Connecticut Department of Public Health is releasing new guidance to schools and local health departments about coronavirus as the state takes steps to protect against the disease. There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Connecticut and DPH said there are no patients in the state currently under investigation. Despite this, the state is taking steps to assess and…

  • flu Feb 7

    Child Has Died of Flu in Connecticut: Department of Health

    A young child in Connecticut has died from the flu, according to the state Department of Health. Nine people, including a child between a year old and 5 years, old, died of flu-related illnesses during the week from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, according to the state Department of Health report. This is the first pediatric flu death in Connecticut…

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