ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) – Health officials are concerned about an increase in hospitalizations for RSV.

Health officials say over 100 children were hospitalized with the respiratory virus in September, a higher number than usual for this early in the season.

RSV hospitalizations have increased in the last two weeks to a level typically seen during peak winter months.

Health officials are worried that the trend could extend to flu season, which hasn’t popped up yet in the state.