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Thu January 9, 2014
Influenza Now "Widespread" in Connecticut
Connecticut health officials say the flu is now widespread and continues to increase across the state with 683 confirmed cases and two deaths this season.
More than 140 people have been hospitalized. The Department of Public Health reports the two deaths were in people over 45 years old. No other information on the deaths was released.
There have been influenza reports in all Connecticut counties.
2. New Haven (163)
3. Hartford (112)
4. Windham (68)
5. New London (49)
6. Middlesex (19)
7. Tolland (17)
8. Litchfield (16)
Health officials said last year's flu season was one of the most severe ever recorded, with 57 deaths, more than 2,200 hospitalizations, and 11,500 confirmed cases.
The latest report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu is now widespread in 25 states. In the map below, the darker states are seeing more intense flu activity.
This report includes information from The Associated Press.
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