Minnesota reports first flu death of the season

Published 10:35 pm Friday, November 1, 2019

ST. PAUL — Minnesota has reported its first flu death of the season.

The Minnesota Department of Health said it was an adult who died. So far no children have reportedly died of influenza in Minnesota this season.

Health officials said flu activity was sporadic in Minnesota during the week that ended Saturday.

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Preliminary reports show 19 people in Minnesota have been hospitalized because of the flu so far this season. Four new school outbreaks were reported last week, bringing the total to eight so far this season, but to date no outbreaks have been reported in Minnesota long-term care facilities this season.