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Flu Deaths Near 100 As State's Deadliest Season In Five Years Continues

Flu Deaths Near 100 As State's Deadliest Season In Five Years Continues

State officials sent a dire warning Thursday to get the flu shot as another 20 people have died from the virus in the state’s deadliest season in years.

“With 97 total deaths so far this season, I cannot stress enough that if you have not received a flu shot yet, for your own health and to protect the health of those around you, please get a flu shot. It is still not too late,” Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino said in a statement.

Among those who have died are two children, the latest a 6-year-old from Norwalk last weekend, according to officials.

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

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