ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota has recorded its second child death of the flu season.

The Minnesota Department of Health says as of last week, Minnesota had 58 flu-related deaths, including two child deaths.

The overall number of deaths is below average at this point when compared with prior flu seasons.

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More than 640 people in Minnesota were hospitalized due to influenza in the first two weeks of February. That's the highest two-week count of the season. Minnesota already has reported a record 762 outbreaks of flu-like illnesses in schools.

Flu activity remains widespread across Minnesota.