ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has reported its first flu death of the season.
The Minnesota Department of Health says it was an adult who died. So far no children have died of influenza in Minnesota this season.READ MORE: Vaccine Doubts Fuel Dr. Scott Jensen's Rise In Minnesota Governor Race
Health officials say flu activity was sporadic in Minnesota during the week that ended Saturday.READ MORE: 'Perfect Timing To Go': MEA Marking One Of The Busiest Travel Weekends Of The Fall
Preliminary reports show 19 people in Minnesota have been hospitalized because of the flu so far this season. Four new school outbreaks were reported last week, bringing the total to eight so far this season, but to date no outbreaks have been reported in Minnesota long-term care facilities this season.MORE NEWS: A Ride-Along With Minneapolis Police Shows How Staffing Shortages Have Officers Stretched Thin
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