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.READ MORE: At Least 2 Dead In Head-On Crash Near Lake Mille Lacs
The numbers reported from April 28 through May 4 also indicated one more person was hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza in the last week.READ MORE: Parents Demand More Distance Learning Options As COVID Cases Rise Ahead Of School Year
Since the start of the season, 3,089 people have been hospitalized, but the weekly rate has sharply dropped off since peaking in January.MORE NEWS: Drought To Have Lasting Impact On Minnesota's Christmas Tree Farms
No nursing homes and only one school reported confirmed outbreaks of the flu last week.