Minnesota Hospitals Seeing Increase in Flu Patients

(St. Paul, MN) — The state Health Department’s weekly flu update shows a spike in hospitalizations and school outbreaks. One-hundred-eight Minnesotans were hospitalized with influenza the week of November 5th – up from 44 the previous week. There were 97 flu outbreaks in Minnesota schools compared to 15 a week earlier. Long-term care facilities reported two outbreaks last week. The latest report also includes the third flu-related death of the season.