MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health said that there were 15 more deaths in the last week as a result of the flu outbreak.

That brings the season’s total for Minnesota up to 127. Last week marked the fifth week of the flu season, as tracked by the MDH.

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Also, the MDH reported that 108 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 5.

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The report, which was released Thursday, states 2,612 people have been hospitalized due to the flu since the beginning of the season.

Ninetween schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness last week, bring the season’s total number to 434.

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The MDH encourages those who haven’t been vaccinated to get a vaccine. To find a location of a flu clinic near you, visit their website, www.mdhflu.com.