MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Wash those hands and cover your coughs — the flu season is here.

The Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday that two people got so sick last week they had to stay in the hospital.

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The flu is considered sporadic right now, which means there have been a small number of lab-confirmed cases.

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The health department also reported flu outbreaks in two schools and one long-term care facility.

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