Reporting Steve Murphy
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It’s an early spring but a late flu season. In fact, the influenza season in Minnesota may have peaked only last week.
“I wouldn’t say we’re out of the woods yet,” said Karin Martin of the state health department’s epidemiology division. “We’re actually experiencing fairly high influenza activity right now.”
The most recent weekly report indicated that 61 people were hospitalized with confirmed cases.
Five schools and six nursing homes had outbreaks.
More than 400 people have been hospitalized with the flu this season. Fourteen deaths have been reported, mostly among older people.
The flu season typically peaks between January and March.
Health officials say it’s still not too late to get a flu shot.