There have been another eight flu-related deaths in Connecticut this season.
The state Department of Health has released flu statistics from Aug. 26 through Feb. 23 and 37 deaths have been reported over that span of time.
Of the 37 flu-associated deaths, 23 were people over 65 years old, 10 have been people 50 to 64 years old and three have been people between 25 and 49 years old.
Flu remains elevated in the state, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. See the full statistics here.
To date, 1,927 patients have been hospitalized in Connecticut with influenza this season.
A total of 5,295 positive influenza lab tests have been reported this season:
- New Haven: 1,551
- Hartford County: 1,285
- Fairfield: 1,129
- New London: 345
- Middlesex: 319
- Litchfield: 285
- Windham: 195
- Tolland: 101
- Unknown: 85