DPH: 20 More Connecticut Flu Deaths

DPH: 20 More Connecticut Flu Deaths

Since the beginning of flu season, 173 people in Oklahoma have now died and almost four-thousand have been hospitalized.

The majority of those who have died are over the age of 65, a population typically at risk during the flu season.

DHEC said more than 17,000 people were hospitalized with flu last week.

The number of flu deaths continues to rise in our state. There have been two pediatric flu deaths this season in CT.

North Carolina health officials will release their latest flu numbers Thursday. Since the season started in August, 1,951 people have tested positive for the flu of the more than 6,000 tested.

DHEC also said there were about 10,600 positive flu tests last week in SC.

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Officials said it remains unclear when the season will end.

DPH Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino says there is still time to get a flu shot.

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.

DHEC is a state regulatory agency that protects public health.

Other organizations have taken measures to limit flu exposure.

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