The report says that so far this flu season, 23 people have been hospitalized between August 26 and October 20. Two people have died, including a person older than 65, and one between ages 50-64.
So far, six of Connecticut’s eight counties have had at least one person test positive for influenza, with New Haven county having the most.
- New Haven county – 17
- Hartford county – 15
- Fairfield county – 6
- Litchfield county – 4
- Windham county – 3
- Tolland county – 1
“In the flu season last year, 85 percent of the cases we saw admitted to Hartford Hospital were over the age of 30,” stated Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Jack Ross.
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Last year, over 80,000 nationwide died from the flu, including 154 in Connecticut.