UPDATE: 20 more flu-related deaths in Iowa

Disease remains widespread.

Posted: Feb 8, 2018 2:00 PM
Updated: Feb 9, 2018 3:09 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa – 20 more people died from flu-related sickness for the week ending February 3.

The latest report from the Iowa Influenza Network says that makes a total of 97 flu deaths this season. The Iowa Department of Public Health says there were also influenza outbreaks in seven long term care facilities for that week, as well as 48 schools reporting 10 percent or more absentees due to illness.

The flu is still considered widespread in both Iowa and Minnesota.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – Flu-related hospitalizations in Minnesota have hit their second-highest point in the last six years.

The weekly Influenza Report from the Minnesota Department of Health says a total of 3,839 people have been hospitalized for the flu this season, with about 14 weeks left to go. That trails only 4,138 hospitalizations for the entire 2014-2015 flu season in the state.

The overwhelming majority of people going to the hospital for the flu are in the Twin Cities metro region, but southeast Minnesota has the third-highest total of hospitalizations with a total of 224. The median age of those being admitted to the hospital for the flu is 74 years old.

The Department of Health says there were also outbreaks of influenza-like illness at 102 schools and 13 long-term care centers for the week ending February 3.

Iowa does not track flu cases the same way as Minnesota but the latest numbers show 143 new flu-related hospitalizations at reporting facilities and 33 new schools reporting at least 10 percent absenteeism due to illness. The Iowa Department of Public Health is also investigating five new influenza outbreaks at long-term care facilities.
77 people have died for reasons related to the flu this season in Iowa.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 24190

Reported Deaths: 1036
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin8181606
Ramsey2863122
Stearns201413
Nobles15125
Anoka136370
Dakota126354
Washington61731
Olmsted60810
Kandiyohi4901
Rice4522
Clay42426
Scott4082
Todd3130
Wright3051
Mower3031
Sherburne2372
Carver2062
Benton1753
Steele1590
Blue Earth1380
Martin1295
St. Louis11814
Freeborn1150
Pine890
Nicollet8610
Unassigned8610
Winona7915
Carlton730
Watonwan710
Cottonwood700
Crow Wing682
Goodhue663
Otter Tail640
Chisago611
Polk612
Itasca5410
Dodge520
Chippewa491
Lyon490
Morrison450
Meeker450
Le Sueur441
Douglas410
Becker390
Jackson390
Murray390
McLeod340
Isanti320
Waseca260
Rock220
Mille Lacs191
Faribault180
Swift180
Wabasha180
Fillmore171
Pennington170
Sibley160
Brown152
Beltrami140
Cass132
Norman130
Pipestone120
Kanabec111
Wilkin113
Marshall100
Pope90
Wadena90
Aitkin80
Koochiching70
Yellow Medicine60
Mahnomen61
Lincoln50
Renville50
Big Stone40
Grant40
Red Lake40
Redwood40
Clearwater30
Hubbard30
Traverse30
Lac qui Parle30
Roseau30
Houston20
Lake10
Kittson10
Stevens10

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 19217

Reported Deaths: 531
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk4160125
Woodbury274034
Black Hawk173944
Linn94976
Dallas89220
Marshall89216
Buena Vista7350
Johnson6149
Wapello5589
Muscatine55641
Crawford5142
Tama40227
Scott35810
Dubuque34518
Louisa34311
Jasper26116
Pottawattamie2578
Sioux2190
Washington1888
Wright1670
Plymouth1292
Warren1260
Allamakee1204
Story1091
Mahaska9310
Poweshiek908
Henry711
Bremer696
Des Moines621
Clinton611
Boone610
Taylor540
Clarke530
Guthrie503
Cedar461
Benton411
Webster391
Monroe385
Shelby370
Jones360
Hamilton350
Clayton343
Iowa330
Buchanan330
Osceola330
Marion320
Cerro Gordo281
Cherokee280
Madison282
Fayette270
Lee250
Winneshiek240
Monona240
Jefferson230
Harrison220
Davis210
Lyon210
Dickinson200
Grundy200
Mills190
Floyd191
Sac180
Humboldt170
Lucas170
Hardin160
Hancock160
Delaware150
Keokuk150
Clay150
Appanoose153
Butler151
Emmet140
Ida140
Page130
Greene130
Franklin130
Cass120
Howard120
Audubon121
Jackson120
Winnebago110
Pocahontas110
Chickasaw100
Carroll90
Van Buren90
Adair90
Kossuth90
Union70
Adams70
Montgomery70
Palo Alto60
Unassigned60
Fremont40
Mitchell40
Ringgold40
Worth30
Calhoun20
Wayne10
Decatur10
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