Second Flu Death In Connecticut

Bill Pearse
October 26, 2018 - 7:51 pm
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(HARTFORD,Conn./WTIC Radio)  -  A second flu death has been confirmed in Connecticut. The person was between 50 and  64 years of age. The previous death was a person over 65.Last flu season 175  flu-associated deaths were  reported.The season began early, flu activity became widespread in December and  major flu activity  peaked in early February.

23 patients have been hospitalized in Connecticut  with confirmed cases of influenza.

Department of Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Raul Pino,  urges residents to  get the flu vaccine and not to wait.Flu season runs from October  to May.