PUTNAM, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut health officials say a patient who died at DayKimball Hospital in Putnam has been confirmed as the state's 17thswine flu fatality since April.
Officials say the person was between the ages of 25 and 49and had underlying medical conditions. The date of the death wasnot released. It's the first swine flu death in Windham County.
Seven people have died from the H1N1 virus in Connecticutsince the second wave of swine flu began at the end of August.Health officials say all of them had other medical problems.
The state Department of Public Health says 109 people withswine flu were hospitalized in the state between Aug. 30 and Nov.10. During the first wave from April to Aug. 29, 10 people died and144 were hospitalized.