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Connecticut officials report 63 flu deaths since August

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Public health officials have added another 11 deaths to the tally of flu fatalities in Connecticut.

According to the Department of Public Health, 63 people have succumbed to the flu since August and 52 of the fatalities were among patients over age 65.

A total of 1,360 patients have been hospitalized in Connecticut, with confirmed cases of influenza between Aug. 27, 2017 and Feb. 3.

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Public Health Commissioner Raul Pino says flu activity remains widespread in the state and peak flu season is still weeks away. 

Pino says it's not too late for people to receive the flu shot.

Several local health departments throughout the state are planning to hold low or no-cost flu vaccine clinics Saturday.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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