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.

As of now, no pediatric flu-related deaths have been reported.

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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.

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