Flu season deaths in Minnesota double in a week as illness kills 8 more people

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 9, 2020] In a week, Minnesota has seen the number of people who died from the flu this season double, as the Department of Health has reported eight more deaths.

Health officials say the median age of death is 80 and none of the deaths have been children at this time. At long-term care facilities, outbreaks have spiked in recent weeks with six new outbreaks reported in the seven-day period ending on January 4.

Fox 9 News talked with Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame about how this flu season is progressing.

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