Flu cases up in Connecticut

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The number of flu cases in Connecticut is rising, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Cases of the Influenza-A virus have been rising since late August, however there have also been some cases of Influenza-B reported.  

Eighty positive laboratory tests have been reported this season.  Emergency department visits due to the flu have increased from 5.1% to 6.3% with 32 confirmed flu cases being reported since late August. Only one death has occurred.   The DPH says a second death previously incorrectly reported as being flu related.

The Health Department has also changed its geographic activity classification from sporadic to local.

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