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89 confirmed cases, 4 flu-related hospitalizations reported this week

Influenza has claimed its first victim in South Dakota.
Published: Dec. 16, 2021 at 1:59 PM CST
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The South Dakota Department of Health has reported the first influenza death in the state this season.

According to the department of health, the state has seen 89 confirmed cases and 4 flu-related hospitalizations in this past week alone.

State epidemiologist Joshua Clayton is urging residents who haven’t got their annual flu vaccination to consider getting one. The state recommends everyone age 6 months and older get vaccinated against influenza.

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