Minnesota has reported the first flu-related death in the state. Karen Martine with the state Department of Health:

“So much has been focused on COVID and rightfully so. Um…influenza is still here and we see it at very low levels right now in fact much lower than we would expect this time of year — we are still seeing a handful of cases”

Martin says it’s not too late to get a flu shot.

“One thing we know about the flu is unpredictable and why we haven’t seen much activity so far this year that could change very quickly. Sometimes we see cases all the way into May and June.”