Minnesota’s influenza season being called “average”

March 8, 2024

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State health officials are calling this flu season “about average” in Minnesota. Department of Health Epidemiologist Melissa McMahon says it’s not over yet.

She says this year the peak has not been as high, but it’s been sticking around. Most flu cases started toward the end of 2023 and the activity has stayed fairly consistent since then. McMahon says normally, flu numbers would start to drop at this time of year.

Most cases in the state last year were early in the flu season. There have been 99 flu-related deaths and more than 2,800 hospitalizations through late February.