MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fewer Minnesotans are getting sick with the flu.

The CDC downgraded the flu in Minnesota from widespread to regional on Thursday.

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The Minnesota Department of Health says 21 people were hospitalized with the flu last week. There were 80 two weeks ago.

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The worse cases of the flu are in the metro and central Minnesota.

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There was a small uptick in school outbreaks at 11, which is up from seven the previous week.