Minnesota hits 127 flu-related deaths, but fewer outbreaks - KMSP-TV

Minnesota hits 127 flu-related deaths, but fewer outbreaks reported

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 15 more flu-related deaths in the state last week, raising the state's total to 127 deaths in the first five weeks of flu season.

The statistics show the spread of influenza continues to decline, with fewer outbreaks reported in schools and long-term care facilities. 19 schools reported outbreaks during the past week, and just one long-term care facility reported a flu outbreak.

108 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza last week, Jan. 26 through Feb. 2. Since the start of the flu season, 2,612 patients have been hospitalized with the flu in Minnesota.


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