8 new flu related deaths reported, bringing season total to 22
HARTFORD — The Department of Public Health said eight more people have died from flu related causes in the state since the start of the flu season.
Officials said the eight flu-associated deaths in the last two weeks makes a total of 22 deaths reported in Connecticut during this flu season so far. Twenty flu-associated deaths were associated with influenza A and one
with influenza B. Of the 22 total reported flu-associated deaths, 14 occurred in persons over 65 years of age, 7 in persons 50-64 years of age, and 1 in a person 25-49 years of age.
A total of 1,147 influenza positive laboratory tests have been reported during the current season:
The following is a county by county breakdown with the number of cases per county
Hartford County 859
New Haven 877
New London 206
61 were in currently unknown counties.