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Two more flu-related deaths in Connecticut


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

DPH says this past week, two people in Connecticut have died from the flu, bringing the total of reported deaths in Connecticut this season to 72, which includes one child.

118 people were hospitalized this past week with flu-related symptoms – over 2,900 people have been hospitalized this season.

The Type B strain has been detected in around 47 percent of the flu samples that nearby laboratories have tested. Four percent of the samples tested this season detected the H1N1 strain.

During the 2018-2019 season, 87 people in Connecticut have died from flu-related illnesses.

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

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