There has been a spike in the number of confirmed flu cases in Saskatchewan since mid-December.
Between Dec. 15 and 21, the weekly flu surveillance report showed 103 new confirmed cases and four deaths.
Since Sept. 1, the ministry has reported five outbreaks in long-term care facilities, seven ICU admissions and four deaths.
There have been 68 cases among preschool children under the age of five, 64 in school-aged children up to 19 years old, 99 in the working-aged population and 71 among seniors.
Both type A and type B influenza strains have been confirmed this season.
This time last year there were over 1,500 confirmed cases of influenza and four deaths.