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MDH reports 3 new flu-related deaths in Minnesota

MDH reports 3 new flu-related deaths in Minnesota Photo: CDC/MGN.

KSTP
Updated: April 30, 2020 01:49 PM
Created: April 30, 2020 01:19 PM

Three new deaths from flu-related illnesses in Minnesota were reported in the last week, according to the Minnesota Department of Health's (MDH) latest flu activity report. The total number of flu-related deaths in the state now stands at 151, including three pediatric deaths.

The spread of influenza in the state remained at "sporadic" last week, according to health officials.

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Flu activity across the rest of the country continues to be downgraded, with no states reporting influenza as widespread any longer and a majority reporting only sporadic activity.

The number of flu-related hospitalizations has also almost completely halted, with just two reported in the past week and only three the week prior. At least 4,144 people have been hospitalized in the state due to flu-related illnesses this flu season, which is up from 2,543 last year but lower than the 2017-2018 flu season (6,446).


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