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South Dakota Reports First Flu Deaths Of The Season

Jan 14, 2020 | ,

(KVHT) – Three flu-related deaths have now been reported by the South Dakota Department of Health. The only information officials will release regarding the victims is that they were all 50 years and older. Flu activity across South Dakota is classified as widespread according to health officials. The state has reported 1,555 confirmed cases of flu and 59 flu-related hospitalizations. The South Dakota Department of Health is recommending those at a higher risk of getting the flu to get annual flu vaccinations. Those six months and younger, pregnant women, children five years and younger, and those over 65 are all listed as high risk. Health officials say an average of 46 South Dakotans die every year following flu infections.

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