Fridley Girls Basketball Plays Games Postponed After St. Louis Park Player Died of Flu
She was one of 127 Minnesotans to die of influenza-related causes this flu season.
Update: Fridley fell 43-37 to St. Louis Park Thursday in a girls basketball varsity game that went into overtime at St. Louis Park.
The teams were tied 33-33 at the end of the second half.
Original post: The Fridley High School JV/freshmen and varsity girls basketball team travel to St. Louis Park High School Thursday for games that were rescheduled from Jan. 8, 2013—a day after St. Louis Park player Carly Christenson's flu-related death.
The JV/freshman game is at 5:45 p.m. and the varsity game is at 7:15 p.m., according to the Fridley Backcourt Club Facebook page.
The Minnesota Department of Health issued its latest weekly report Thursday, showing that influenza remains active in Minnesota:
January 26 - February 2 (week 5 of 2013)
- 108 people were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during week 5. Since the start of the influenza season, 2,612 persons have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
- 15 deaths were confirmed during week 5. Since the start of the influenza season, 127 influenza-related deaths have been confirmed.