Flu hospitalizations set new Minnesota record

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The deaths happened between February 4 and February 10 and brought the state's total deaths this flu season to 165 according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.

It said in addition to the 14 more deaths from last week's number, a total of 1,638 patients were hospitalized with confirmed cases of the flu between August 27 and February 10.

The previous record of 130 deaths was set during last year's flu season.

OU Health Services is offering free immunizations for students with a valid student ID.

A total of 165 people have died as a result of the virus since the flu season began October 1.

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"It is not too late to get a flu shot", said Kelli Rader, regional director. For more information please see the attached news release on "Flu Shot Friday".

Both the cold and flu are viruses, meaning they can not be "cured" by antibiotics, and both will abate on their own timetables. Those who are most vulnerable to flu complications are the very old and the very young, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.

Anyone older than 6 months can receive a flu shot, but health officials especially recommend the vaccination for seniors past the age of 65 with lung and heart conditions, because they require stronger doses. Other people may have been vaccinated by their doctor or a pharmacist.

Public health officials remind the public that there are several weeks remaining in the flu season, and the number of hospitalizations and deaths will continue to increase.

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