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State reports 1 death from flu, bringing season total to 4

HARTFORD - Another person has died from flu related causes, bringing the total to four this season.

State officials said,  "Three flu-associated deaths were associated with influenza A (unspecified) and one with influenza B. Of the 4 total reported flu-associated deaths, 3 occurred in persons > [greater than] 65 years of age and 1
in a person 50-64 years of age."

As of December 29, 268 hospitalized patients with laboratory-confirmed influenza were admitted since August 26. In the same period of time, 787 influenza positive laboratory tests have been reported.

Read the full report here. 

County by county breakdown:

  • Hartford County - 242
  • New Haven - 240
  • Fairfield - 140
  • Middlesex - 44
  • New London - 42
  • Litchfield - 38
  • Tolland - 23
  • Windham - 15
  • Unknown counties - 3