Five more swine flu cases
HARTFORD - Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced in a statement Tuesday that the state Department of Public Health has confirmed five new cases of novel H1N1 flu (swine flu) in Connecticut residents.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed one case and the other four were confirmed by the state Public Health Laboratory.
None of the cases found to date in Connecticut required hospitalization and all of the residents recovering or have since recovered, the statement said.
Cases have been confirmed in: Danbury (1), Darien (2), Derby (1), Fairfield (10), Glastonbury (1), Greenwich (2), Hartford (1), Manchester (1), Middlefield (1), New Haven (1), North Granby (1), Old Saybrook (1), Pawcatuck (1), Ridgefield (4), Stamford (1), Stratford (1), Waterbury (1), Wethersfield (1), and Wilton (1).
“We continue to expect new cases, and now our own state laboratory is able to do the testing so we do not have to wait for responses from the federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta,” Rell said in the statement. “Happily, the cases we have seen continue to be relatively mild and people are recovering without needing to spend time in a hospital.”
Overall, there have been 33 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu in Connecticut. Among those cases, ages of the residents range from 4 to 56; 17 are female and 16 are male, the statement said.
Cases were found in: Fairfield, 22; Hartford, 5; New Haven, 3; New London, 2; and Middlesex, 1, counties.
The Department of Public Health continues to monitor for additional cases, the statement said.
For more information on swine flu visit:
Connecticut Flu Watch: www.ct.gov/ctfluwatch/swineflu
Connecticut Department of Public Health: www.ct.gov/dph
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov