Final MN Flu Season Report 17 May 13

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed 1 more flu-related death over the past week, the final week of the reporting period. A total of 198 patients have died since the flu season began last October. No Minnesota nursing homes or schools reported flu outbreaks last week, and state health officials say that it appears the flu season is finally ending. There were 487 outbreaks in the state’s schools and 149 nursing home outbreaks throughout the flu season, and a total of 3,087 people were hospitalized with influenza in Minnesota over the past seven months.