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Number of Flu Deaths in Connecticut Rises to 14

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    There have been three additional deaths associated with the flu in Connecticut, which makes 14 flu-related deaths reported this season.

    A report released today from the state Department of Health says there were three flu-associated deaths during the week that ended on Jan. 26.

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    Twelve flu-associated deaths have been associated with influenza A (unspecified), one with influence A (H3N2) and one with influenza B.

    Nine of the deaths this season were people over 65 years old, four have been people between 50 and 64 years old and one was 25 to 49 years of age, according to the Department of Health.

    The Department of Health says flu remains widespread in Connecticut and there have been 2,484 influenza positive laboratory tests since Aug. 26 and 954 hospitalizations have been reported.

    This is the breakdown of the flu cases they have been:

    • Hartford County: 690
    • New Haven: 675
    • Fairfield: 521
    • New London: 166
    • Middlesex: 146
    • Litchfield: 101
    • Windham: 83 
    • Tolland: 52
    • Fifty are in unknown counties.

    For more on the flu and how to protect yourself, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.