MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Health officials say a fifth child has died from the flu this season.
The Minnesota Department of Health says the child’s death was reported last week as the number of flu-related hospitalizations in the state continues to drop.READ MORE: At Least 2 Dead In Head-On Crash Near Lake Mille Lacs
The flu has now been downgraded from widespread to regional.READ MORE: Parents Demand More Distance Learning Options As COVID Cases Rise Ahead Of School Year
Last week, there were 255 hospitalizations in Minnesota. That’s down from 340 the week prior.MORE NEWS: Drought To Have Lasting Impact On Minnesota's Christmas Tree Farms
In total, there’ve been more than 5,000 flu-related hospitalizations last year.