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Minnesota flu-related illness deaths double to 16, remains widespread

Minnesota flu-related illness deaths double to 16, remains widespread Photo: MGN/Pixabay

Updated: January 09, 2020 04:43 PM

Flu-related illnesses remain widespread throughout the state of Minnesota, according to the latest report by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Eight people had died in the state due to flu-related illnesses as of Dec. 28, but that number has doubled to 16 as of Jan. 4. The average age of the 16 people who died due to a flu-related illness is around 80 years old, according to the MDH.

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