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Published November 25, 2009, 07:38 AM

6 New Swine Flu Deaths in MN

The death toll from confirmed swine flu infections in Minnesota has risen to 32, with the state Health Department reporting six new cases Tuesday.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The death toll from confirmed swine flu

infections in Minnesota has risen to 32, with the state Health

Department reporting six new cases Tuesday.

The department says that since Nov. 18, there have been six

confirmed swine flu deaths and one death of an influenza-type

illness that wasn't confirmed to be H1N1.

Including both confirmed swine flu infections and unconfirmed

cases, 35 people in Minnesota have died of the flu so far this

year.

As of Nov. 21, there have been 1,767 total swine flu

hospitalizations in the state. That's up by about 70 since last

week.

The department says there were 10 outbreaks in schools from Nov.

15 to Nov. 21, continuing a downward trend since a big spike in

mid-October.

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