Final Flu Report Of The Season 24 May 13

Health officials say Minnesota topped 200 influenza-related deaths this flu season. In its final weekly report until next fall, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday there were 201 flu-related deaths over the course of the influenza season, which began last October. That’s the highest annual tally in the four years that the health department has been collecting death statistics using current methods. A total of 3,088 people were hospitalized with influenza in Minnesota this season, and that’s the highest annual total in the five years that health officials have collected statewide numbers.