Flu Update: Seasonal Total Approaching 1,000 Cases in District

The busy 2023-24 flu season continues into April as last week, 73 new influenza cases were identified in the 11 cities and towns of the Uncas Health District, according to March 29, 2024, data from the Connecticut Department of Health. This week’s reported numbers bring the flu season total to 936 cases in the district.
Those aged 18-49 represent the largest group for positive flu cases, comprising 350 of the total cases reported, followed by 5-17-year-olds with 200 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.

Although we are now in April, flu season is not yet 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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