(WTNH) — The Connecticut Department of Public Health says that three more people have died from flu-related illnesses this past week, bringing the state’s total of deaths this season to 23.

Over 1,000 people have been admitted into the hospital with symptoms of the flu this season.

Officials say they have noticed an increase of the Type B strain circulating in Connecticut over the past few weeks.

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The patients who have succumbed to the flu virus this season were over the age of 24.

Click here to see this week’s report the the Connecticut Department of Public Health.