Department of Public Health: Nine flu-related deaths in CT in the past week


(WTNH) — The Connecticut Department of Public Health has reported the latest number of reported flu deaths in the state.

DPH says this past week, nine people in Connecticut have died from the flu, bringing the total of reported deaths in Connecticut this season to 58, which includes one child.

321 people were hospitalized this past week with flu-related symptoms, over 2,200 people have been hospitalized this season.

Earlier this month, DPH reported the state’s first pediatric flu death of the season.

The Type B strain has been detected in over half of the flu samples that nearby laboratories have tested.

For this week’s full report from the State Department of Public Health, click here.

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