By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota is nearing the end of what is normally flu season.

This week, nobody was hospitalized in Minnesota for the flu. It was the same last week.

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In fact, there have been just 38 hospitalizations all season, compared to more than 4,000 a year ago.

Health experts say this year’s flu season shows the dramatic impact things like masks, hand washing and social distancing can have in protecting people.