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HARTFORD — The Department of Public Health said 2 more people have died from flu related causes in the state since the start of the flu season.

Officials said the two flu-associated deaths last week makes a total of 68 deaths reported in Connecticut during this flu season so far. Fifty-nine flu-associated deaths were associated with influenza A (unspecified),  7 with influenza A (2009 H1N1), 1 with influenza A (H3N2), and 1 with influenza B. Of the 68 total reported flu-associated deaths, 45 occurred in persons  older than 65 years of age, 18 in persons 50-64 years of age, 4 in persons 25-49 years of age, and 1 in an individual 5-17 years of age.

A total of 3,152 influenza positive laboratory tests have been reported during the current season:


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