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St Paul (KROC AM News) - Minnesota has recorded the first death of the current flu season - much later than in past years.

The state Health Dept. hasn’t released any information about the victim, other than the person was not a child.

Minnesota reported 153 flu-related deaths during the previous season.

The first death during that season was reported in October 2019.

The department says the number of flu-related hospitalizations remains low at 21 with two last week. The average age of flu patients is 69.

Just over 4,000 hospitalizations were recorded in the 2019/2020 flu season.

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