The state Health Department reports that flu activity remains widespread in Minnesota. The weekly update shows the number of flu-related hospitalizations continued to drop last week, but more schools reported probable outbreaks. There were 84 confirmed flu-related hospitalizations statewide, and 19 schools reported likely outbreaks, up from 10 the previous week. There was only one report of a flu outbreak in a Minnesota nursing home last week. That compares to five a week earlier.