Nine More Flu Deaths 15 Feb 13

Nine more people have died from the flu in Minnesota, bringing the total number of deaths from the influenza virus this season to 136.

Each week, the Minnesota Department of Health releases new statistics about how the flu is affecting the state.

The Department of Health says in the past week, 72 people in Minnesota were hospitalized with the flu. Three long-term care facilities and 22 schools had confirmed flu outbreaks.

While the weekly flu numbers are decreasing, doctors still say the flu vaccine is a person’s best defense against getting sick.

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