MINNEAPOLIS - Ten more people in Minnesota have died of the flu, although the Minnesota Health Department reports other statistics indicate flu infections are dropping off.
The department released new statistics Wednesday with seven more deaths from the swine flu, two from unspecified kinds of the flu and the season's first seasonal flu death.
There have now been 39 deaths associated with swine flu, five from unspecified flu types and one from seasonal flu. That's a total of 45.
However, there were no flu outbreaks in schools during the last full week of November, the first time that's happened in about 10 weeks. School outbreaks have been dropping steadily.
A department spokesman said that while there's still some flu activity in the state, the only hot spot is in the northwest corner.