(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – It looks like flu activity is beginning to ramp up in Connecticut.

That’s according to data posted by the state Department of Public Health.

It shows as of Saturday, December 31, activity across the state had been classified as “widespread”.

DPH says hospital visits due to fever/flu syndrome are at 7.4-percent, above the 5-percent level that’s considered to be the minimum threshold at this point.

To date, the department says there’ve been 182 hospitalizations for flu since last Saturday with Type A flu being the most prevalent.

DPH is advising those who haven’t done so already to obtain their flu vaccine and to take other steps to “prevent influenza-related illness and hospitalization”.


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