Duluth Hospitals Reporting a Decreasing Amount of Influenza Inpatients

By KBJR News 1

February 1, 2013 Updated Feb 2, 2013 at 5:26 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- Just one day after numbers were released, revealing 37 more people died from the flu state wide, Duluth hospitals are reporting a decrease in flu cases in our area.

St. Luke's is reporting only one inpatient with influenza, while St. Mary's has four, with four other cases being treated.

While doctors are confident the flu season is winding down, they still are recommending getting a vaccine, even if you've already had the flu.

"Even if you were confirmed as influenza, you only had one strain of influenza, and the vaccine has three strains in it and there's three strains circulating in the United States right now," said Dr. Van Etta of St. Luke's Hospital.

The Minnesota Department of Health reports that influenza has contributed to 112 deaths this flu season.