FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Connecticut Department of Public Health
May 21, 2009 Contact: William Gerrish (860) 509-7270
Hartford – The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today confirmed 21 new cases of novel H1N1 flu (swine flu) among Connecticut residents.
Positive results for H1N1 flu were confirmed today at the department’s Public Health Laboratory for residents of Bolton, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Greenwich, Manchester, North Branford, Old Saybrook, Southbury, Stamford, Waterbury, West Hartford, Westport, and Wilton.
A total of 102 confirmed cases have now been identified among Connecticut residents. Among the 102 cases, ages range from 3 to 56 (average 17 years); 49 are female and 53 are male. Cases are from the following counties: Fairfield, 72; Hartford, 10; Litchfield, 1; Middlesex, 2; New Haven, 14; New London, 2; and Tolland, 1.
None of the cases that have been contacted were hospitalized. Cases have been confirmed in the following towns: Bolton (1), Bridgeport (1), Danbury (2), Darien (11), Derby (1), Easton (9), Fairfield (12), Glastonbury (1), Granby (1), Greenwich (5), Hamden (1), Hartford (1), Manchester (4), Middlefield (1), New Haven (1), North Branford (1), North Granby (1), Norwalk (1), Old Saybrook (2), Pawcatuck (1), Redding (2), Ridgefield (17), Southbury (2), Stamford (3), Stratford (1), Trumbull (1), Waterbury (8), West Hartford (1), Westport (2), Wethersfield (1), Wilton (5) and Woodbury (1).
DPH continues to ask residents to take precautions to prevent getting the flu or spreading it by staying home from work or school if they are sick, washing their hands frequently, and coughing or sneezing into their sleeve or a tissue.
For more information on swine flu:
- 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
- Call 211
The Connecticut Department of Public Health is the state’s leader in public health policy and advocacy with a mission to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of our state. To contact the department, please visit its website at www.ct.gov/dph or call (860) 509-7270.