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Minnesota H1N1 Cases Down for Fourth Week

The Star Tribune reported Tuesday that six H1N1 related deaths have been reported in the last week and the number of reported H1N1 cases has declined for the fourth week in a row in Minnesota, according to health officials.


Ten schools reported an outbreak of the virus, meaning that 5 percent or more of their student body were absent because of the illness. That number is down from 9 percent last week.


The percentage of people reporting H1N1 symptoms to medical clinics was down from 3.75 percent to 3.2 percent this week. Twenty-nine people were hospitalized with H1N1 this week as compared to 78 the week before.


Since November 18, 6 new H1N1 related deaths and one likely related death have occurred, bringing the total H1N1 related deaths to 35 confirmed cases and 3 likely cases.


"As of Nov. 21, there have been 1,767 total H1N1 flu hospitalizations in state," according to the Pioneer Press. This is an increase of 70 hospitalizations since last week.

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