Minnesota health officials have confirmed the first death of a child this season due to the flu — although they aren’t releasing the child’s age or *where* in the state the death occurred.

State Health Department senior epidemiologist Karen Martin:

“This child had the same strain of flu that thousands of other people had in Minnesota, and unfortunately had a very severe complication.”

Last season, five children died in Minnesota from flu-related complications, during what officials termed a severe outbreak.