Seven people died of the flu last week in CT according to the Department of Public Health's weekly report.
The record number of deaths in Oklahoma this flu season has now surpassed 200.
A woman in her 60s, with underlying medical conditions, also died as a result of complications related to the flu.
Mission Health asks patients' family and friends to limit their hospital visits and that visitors younger than 12 and those who do not feel well to call patients rather than visit them in the hospital.
This season has had the most flu deaths in at least a decade with 276 deaths according to state statistics released Thursday.
The flu season started October 1.
Although the peak of the flu season has passed in the U.S., Schuchat said, "There's still a lot of flu out there". Included in the total are four pediatric deaths.
Dr. Mandy Cohen, the state's health secretary, told legislators February 28 that March is likely to have some weeks of continued high activity.
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By far the highest number of deaths - 160 - are people 65 and older.
Influenza data gathered by DHHS indicated there was another decline last week in hospital emergency department and provider office visits related to the flu.
There have been more than 200 flu deaths in SC.
There was a 53 percent decrease in laboratory-confirmed flu cases in New York State last week and a 41 percent decrease in hospitalizations, according to a news release from the governor's office. The flu virus will continue to circulate for weeks, so it's not too late to get the flu vaccine.
"We're in the middle of a nationwide flu epidemic and I'm asking North Carolinians to do their part to stay healthy and stop the flu from spreading", Cooper said in a statement.
"We have seen some encouraging signs", says Andrew Slater, regional healthcare coordinator for the Central Virginia Healthcare Coalition.
The flu vaccine this year was actually a pretty good match, Priest said, adding that just because it is a good match does not mean it is more effective.