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12 More Die of Flu

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Feb 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Health reports another dozen
flu-related deaths.
 
Officials say the 12 deaths were confirmed last week. That brings the number of
confirmed flu-related deaths in Minnesota to 148 since the influenza season
began.
 
Hospitalizations due to flu continue to decline in Minnesota. Health officials
say 59 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza last week,
compared with 72 the week before. So far this season, Minnesota has seen 2,784
hospitalizations.  
 
Five nursing homes reported confirmed outbreaks of flu last week while nine
schools reported outbreaks of flu-like illness.  
 
Health officials have said the flu season has peaked in Minnesota. But they're
still encouraging Minnesotans to get vaccinated.

Abby Faulkner

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