DPH: 20 More Connecticut Flu Deaths


State health officials said 23 more people have died from the flu in SC.

The vast majority of those who have died this season are over the age of 65, with the next largest age group at 50-64 years old.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Wednesday that the latest deaths bring the total in the state to 151 deaths since the flu season started in October.

North Carolina health officials will release their latest flu numbers Thursday. There have been over 6,200 confirmed cases of the flu, DPH said. There have been two pediatric flu deaths this season in CT.

Officials said it remains unclear when the season will end.

The state has been sponsoring a number of a free and low-priced flu shot clinics in an attempt to better immunize people from the virus.

Those anxious about the flu or feel that might be at risk, should speak with their doctor about getting the flu shot or other preventative measures. They said schools do not need to close to disinfect and that traditional cleaning solutions should be effective.