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Influenza death toll at 197

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May 9, 2013 at 7:13 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota has recorded three more flu-related deaths as the influenza season continues to wind down.

The Minnesota Department of Health says the three deaths confirmed last week bring Minnesota's influenza death toll to 197 since the start of the season.

Only one person was hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza last week. Since the start of the season, 3,089 people have been hospitalized, but the weekly rate has dropped off sharply since peaking in January.

No nursing homes and only one school reported confirmed outbreaks of the flu last week.

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