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South Dakota reports 3 flu deaths, 1st of the season

SD-Flu Update

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota has reported three flu deaths, the first deaths of the season.

The South Dakota Department of Health says the deaths were reported in Deuel and Mellette counties, and those who died were all 50 years or older.

State epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton says the deaths are a reminder that influenza “can be a very serious illness,” and that it’s not too late to get vaccinated for flu this season.

Flu activity is classified as widespread across South Dakota.

So far, the state has reported 1,555 lab-confirmed cases of flu and 59 flu-related hospitalizations. 


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2:14 am, September 23, 2023
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