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3 More Flu Deaths Reported In Minnesota

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The Minnesota Health Department reported three more flu deaths in the last week, bringing the season’s total number of fatalities closer to 200.

The latest figures show 197 deaths in Minnesota due to influenza.

The numbers reported from April 28 through May 4 also indicated one more person was hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza in the last week.

Since the start of the season, 3,089 people have been hospitalized, but the weekly rate has sharply dropped off since peaking in January.

No nursing homes and only one school reported confirmed outbreaks of the flu last week.

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