2 more flu deaths reported in CT; brings total to 57

March 29, 2019

The number of flu deaths in Connecticut this season now stands at 57, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Officials said of the 57 deaths, 37 of the people were over the age of 65, 15 were between 50 and 64, and fourwere between 25 and 49 years old, and 1 between the ages of 5 and 17.

In its weekly flu report, health officials added two more deaths.

To date, a total of 2,670 hospitalized patients with laboratory-confirmed influenza admitted during the current season (August 26 to March 23, 2019) have been reported.

A total of 7,932 influenza positive laboratory tests have been reported during the current season: New Haven (2,417), Hartford County (1,811), Fairfield (1,603), New London (631), Litchfield (479), Middlesex (452), Windham (258), Tolland (143), and 138 in currently unknown counties.

There were 154 flu-related deaths in the state last season, making it Connecticut’s deadliest flu season in five years. Those who died included at least three young children. Nationwide, more than 80,000 people died from flu last year.