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.

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The flu has now been downgraded from widespread to regional.

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Last week, there were 255 hospitalizations in Minnesota. That’s down from 340 the week prior.

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In total, there’ve been more than 5,000 flu-related hospitalizations last year.