ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota has reported its first flu death of the
season.

The Minnesota Department of Health says it was an adult who died. So far no
children have died of influenza in Minnesota this season.

Health officials say flu activity was sporadic in Minnesota during the week
that ended Saturday.

Preliminary reports show 19 people in Minnesota have been hospitalized because
of the flu so far this season. Four new school outbreaks were reported last
week, bringing the total to eight so far this season, but to date no outbreaks
have been reported in Minnesota long-term care facilities this season.