Number of flu deaths in Connecticut rises to 105

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The number of deaths in Connecticut caused by the flu this season rose to 105 on Thursday.

According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, this new number reflects an increase of eight more dead compared to last week’s report.

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“The positive news is that we appear to be past the peak of the flu season. This however, does not mean the season is done. We still have several more weeks to go, and I continue to urge people to take precautions to prevent contracting or spreading the flu,” said DPH Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino.

Officials say of these deaths, 85 were among patients older than 65-years-old, while three deaths were reported in individuals under the age of 18.

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For more information on the flu outbreak in Connecticut, click here. 

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