Skip to main content

3 more children die of flu in Minnesota

More than 60 kids have died in the United States from the flu.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Three more pediatric deaths were caused by the flu last week in Minnesota, bringing the flu season's total to four in the state as of Feb. 10, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). 

As of the week ending Feb. 3, the CDC had reported 63 pediatric deaths from the flu across the country, so that number is at least 66 counting the latest data from Minnesota. 

Related: 

This year's dominant flu strain is particularly nasty

Flu in Minnesota is still considered widespread much like it is in most of the country. 

There were 108 schools in Minnesota with flu outbreaks last week, meaning 5 percent of those schools' students were out with the flu or three or more students in the same elementary classroom were absent because of the flu, according to the MDH. 

Related: 

How do you know if you've got the flu?

Next Up

Blaine VFW video screengrab crop N West Twitter

Authorities now looking into MN lawmaker's report of assault

Video shows Rep. Nolan West being grabbed and pushed out of a public event.

TajPharmaImages WIkimedia Commons ivermectin

COVID treatments: Essentia Health to help test 3 existing meds

The clinical trial includes the much-discussed drug ivermectin.

Screen Shot 2022-01-24 at 3.48.57 PM

Suspect crashes into Minneapolis snow plow, fires shots at plow driver

The plow driver was pulled to the side of the road when the incident happened.

cold Minneapolis

Coldest day of the winter is possible this week in Minnesota

An air temp of -30F isn't out of the question too far from the metro.

polley freeborn county jail roster jan 2022 resize

District fires school counselor accused of sexually assaulting student

He's been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct.

Moorhead family

Authorities pinpoint source of CO that killed family of 7

The victims, all members of Hernandez-Pinto family, were found dead in a Moorhead home.

polymet mining

Court issues mixed ruling on PolyMet, orders more analysis on water permit

The court, however, overruled several challenges to the permit.

SPPD Kua person of interest 01-24-2022

Police release images of woman driving stolen Audi that had puppy inside

It's not clear whether she was involved in the vehicle theft.

J R Jones - Anoka County Jail 2021.10.16 - Resize crop

Fatal hit-and-run driver can avoid prison time with plea deal

He was charged with striking and killing a 56-year-old who was walking her dog.

Screen Shot 2022-01-24 at 11.21.49 AM

Alex Rodriguez: 'I'm not a Packers fan'

He was at Lambeau screaming "Cheese!" and "Let's go!" during the playoff game against the 49ers.

Related

Experts: Flu season is showing signs of winding down

But levels remain higher than normal across most of the U.S.

Flu, pneumonia killing thousands of Americans a week

They're to blame for about 1 of every 10 deaths in the U.S. this year.

Flu-related illnesses spiking again, 58 deaths in Minnesota so far

There have been 762 flu-related illness outbreaks in Minnesota schools.

flu shot, vaccine

Flu season has begun in Minnesota

It's unclear how precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will impact flu season this year.

A sick child receiving treatment.

Flu-related illness deaths in Minnesota double to 16

The flu is still widespread across the state.