Severity of Flu Appears to be Weakening in Minnesota

Created: 02/14/2013 4:17 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

The severity of the flu appears to be weakening in Minnesota.

The number of weekly reported deaths has fallen to its lowest number in weeks.

According to the Minnesota Department of Heath, nine people died last week from flu-related illnesses.

That's down from fifteen the week before, and 36 the week before that.

Since the start of the flu season, the virus has killed 136 Minnesotans.