MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health reports that, in the last week, there have been four more hospitalizations due to influenza in the state.
With last week’s report of a single hospitalization, that brings the seasonal total to five. The hospitalizations were in the Twin Cities metro area and central and south-central Minnesota.READ MORE: Amid Missionary Hostage Crisis, Minnesotan From Port-Au-Prince Wishes 'Haiti Would Get The Help They Need'
As of now, no pediatric flu-related deaths have been reported.READ MORE: Nurses Complete First Day Of Strike At Plymouth's WestHealth
The 2018-2019 flu season saw a total of 2,543 hospitalizations due to the flu, down sharply from the 6,446 reported the season before.MORE NEWS: Sheriff: Man Dies From Suicide After Allegedly Killing Roommate, Roommate's Father In Northern Minnesota
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