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Six more flu-related deaths in CT

May 3, 2019

With six more flu-linked deaths statewide in the 17th week of the year, the flu — again — remains widespread throughout Connecticut.

The state Department of Public Health released its weekly report about influenza on Thursday, saying that nearly 1,000 flu-positive lab tests have been reported during the current flu season, from Aug. 26, 2018, to April 27.

In week 17, there were six flu-related deaths reported, pushing this season’s total to 75 for the season so far. Of those 75 deaths, a majority were among people over the age of 65 (51 deaths). That was followed by 19 among people between the ages of 50 and 64, four in people between the ages of 25 and 49 and one in a person between the ages of 5 and 17.

There have been 3,284 hospitalized patients in Connecticut with lab-confirmed flu this season. There have been 9,888 flu-positive lab tests reported during the current season. Of those lab tests, most of them were from New Haven County (3,102), Hartford County (2,231) and Fairfield County (1,822).

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