The latest update from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that the flu season appears to be ending. There were no influenza-related deaths in our state over the last week and no schools or nursing homes reported flu outbreaks. Health officials say that 7 people were hospitalized with influenza during the final week of April. Since the start of the season in October, there have been 194 flu deaths in Minnesota. Last season the state saw only 7 flu-related fatalities.