In Michigan
6:26 pm
Mon November 16, 2009

Michigan says flu has killed 42 since April

LANSING, MI –
Michigan health officials say influenza has killed 42 people in the state since April 1 and 31 since Sept. 1, when swine flu began gaining steam.

The Michigan Community Health Department says no schools were closed Monday for the flu. It says 38,158 flu cases were reported in the state Nov. 1-8.

Since Sept. 1, officials say 1,226 people have been hospitalized in Michigan for the flu.

So far, the department says it's allocated at least 1.5 million doses of the vaccine for the H1N1 virus that causes swine flu. That means medical personnel have received permission to receive that number of doses.