Connecticut flu deaths rise again with 97 now dead

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The number of flu deaths in Connecticut has risen to 97 people on Thursday.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health reports that 20 more people have died from the flu since last week.

Since August of 2017, there have been 1,951 people hospitalized with the flu in the state.

Anyone over the age of 6 months is urged to get a flu vaccine.

For more information on the flu outbreak in the state, click here.