Weekly Minnesota Flu Death Update 29 Mar 13

The number of flu-related deaths continues to rise in Minnesota. The state Department of Health says 4 additional influenza deaths were confirmed last week, bringing the number of people who have died from the flu this season to 184. A total of 18 people were hospitalized with the flu over the past week as well. No nursing homes or schools reported outbreaks. Since the start of the season, 149 outbreaks of influenza in long-term care facilities have been reported and 483 outbreaks in schools.