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Flu Outbreak In Connecticut Now Considered 'Widespread'

It's not too late to get a flu shot.
It's not too late to get a flu shot. Photo Credit: Provided

As flu cases continue to rise across the state, the outbreak for Connecticut has been classified as "widespread," according to the State Department of Public Health.

Connecticut is one of 12 states with widespread flu activity.

As of Dec. 9, a total of 254 people had tested positive for the flu — up from 197 the previous week.

The state reported that 98 people have been hospitalized with the flu so far this season, and one flu-associated death has been reported in Connecticut. The person who died was over the age of 65 and had been hospitalized.

Influenza has been reported in seven of eight counties in Connecticut: Hartford with 76 cases, Fairfield with 73 cases, New Haven with 44 cases, New London with 29 cases, Tolland with 13 cases, Litchfield with 8 cases, Middlesex with 7 cases, and Windham with 4 cases.

The Department of Public Health said there is time to get your flu vaccine and take other steps to prevent influenza-related illness and hospitalization: Click here for more information.

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