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Flu hospitalizations down in Minnesota

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Flu activity in Minnesota may still be considered widespread, but the number of hospitalizations are down significantly over the past three weeks.

The weekly report by the Minnesota Department of Health released Thursday shows there were 84 flu-related hospitalizations in the state last week.

Three weeks ago, that number topped 200.

The number of school outbreaks, however, jumped to 19 last week from 10 the week before.

H1N1 remains the most common strain of the flu so far this season.

Thankfully, no pediatric deaths have been reported in Minnesota this year.

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