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Flu Kills Seven More In Connecticut; Officials Say Worst Is Over

So far, 119 people have died since Aug. 2017 -- 98 patients were above 65 years old, WFSB says.
So far, 119 people have died since Aug. 2017 -- 98 patients were above 65 years old, WFSB says. Photo Credit: Contributed

Seven more people have died as a result of the flu since last week in Connecticut, according to the state's Department of Public Health.

As of March 10, 119 people have died since Aug. 2017 -- 98 were above 65 years old.

Flu activity is past the peak in Connecticut but remains widespread, according to this week's update.

DPH Commissioner Dr. Pino says the worst of the season is over, but there are still a few more weeks of flu activity to get through.

He urged people to continue to take precautions in avoiding, contracting or spreading the illness.

Statewide emergency department visits attributed to the flu have decreased for the last five weeks, but at 7.3 percent remain well above the baseline level of 5 percent statewide.

A total of 2,418 patients have been hospitalized with confirmed cases of flu between August 27, 2017 and March 10, 2018.

A total of 8,117 influenza positive laboratory tests have been reported during this season.

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