More Flu Deaths Reported In Minnesota

Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 7:37 am

Minnesota health officials have confirmed two more flu-related deaths this season. The Associated Press reports that the deaths were confirmed last week. That raises Minnesota’s flu death total to 188 deaths since last October.

The Minnesota Department of Health says 13 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza last week but no nursing homes and only one school reported confirmed outbreaks of the flu during that span.

The AP reports that since the start of the flu season, 3,041 people have been hospitalized. The weekly rate has sharply dropped off since peaking in January.

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