Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Swine flu death total hits 17 in Connecticut
Published 11/17/2009 12:00

PUTNAM, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials say a patient who died at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam has been confirmed as the state's 17th swine flu fatality since April.

Officials say the person was between the ages of 25 and 49 and had underlying medical conditions. The date of the death was not released. It's the first swine flu death in Windham County.

Seven people have died from the H1N1 virus in Connecticut since the second wave of swine flu began at the end of August. Health officials say all of them had other medical problems.

The state Department of Public Health says 109 people with swine flu were hospitalized in the state between Aug. 30 and Nov. 10. During the first wave from April to Aug. 29, 10 people died and 144 were hospitalized.

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