Flu Update: 52 New Cases Reported as Busy Flu Season Continues

The 2023-24 flu season has been quite busy, and that’s continuing in late March. Last week, 52 new influenza cases were identified in the 11 cities and towns of the Uncas Health District, according to March 22, 2024, data from the Connecticut Department of Health. This week’s reported numbers bring the flu season total to 863 cases in the district.
Those aged 18-49 years old represent the largest group for positive flu cases, comprising 312 of the total cases reported, followed by 5-17-year-olds with 185 cases. It is important to note that influenza cases are only reported if there is a hospitalization or if the positive test comes from a minor.
flu season week 12 data

Even as we approach April, flu season is not over. It is important to remain cautious, and it’s not too late to receive your flu vaccine. Vaccination is the single most effective way to protect yourself and others from the flu. Also Remember to:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially after being in public places or around sick people.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow to prevent spreading germs.
  • Stay home if you’re feeling unwell to avoid making others sick.

Stay safe and healthy!

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