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Flu claims two more Minnesotans

By Candice Dehnbostel

The Minnesota flu death count rose to five Tuesday, claiming a 44-year-old and an 8-year-old, according to WCCO.

Barry Delude, a 20-year veteran of the Minneapolis Fire Department, did not get a flu shot, according to the Pioneer Press, and went into the hospital Sunday.

Chase VanGuilder did have a flu shot, but suffered from other medical problems that lowers the vaccine’s effectiveness, reported the Star Tribune.