Weekly Minnesota Flu Report 12 Apr 13

Minnesota health officials have confirmed 2 more flu-related deaths this season, bringing the state’s influenza death toll to 188 since last October. The Minnesota Department of Health says that 13 people were hospitalized with the flu last week as well. More than 3,000 Minnesotans have been hospitalized since the start of the flu season, but the weekly rate has dropped off since peaking in January. No nursing homes and only one school reported confirmed outbreaks of the flu last week.