One new flu-associated death recorded in Minnehaha County, according to Department of Health

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Flu activity is widespread in South Dakota, according to the Department of Health's latest influenza summary. One new flu-associated death was recorded.

Between Jan. 16 and Jan. 22, there were 652 new confirmed cases of influenza across the state, according to the DOH. There have been 6,549 confirmed cases so far during the 2021-2022 flu season.

There was one new flu-associated death in Minnehaha County, according to the DOH. So far, six people have died of flu-related illness this flu season in South Dakota.

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A total of 155 hospitalizations have been reported with 14 new hospitalizations during the last week, according to DOH.

Children under 4 make up 27% of clinic visits for influenza-like illness, according to DOH.

So far the peak of active flu cases was on Dec. 4. But past peaks have been recorded in early February, according to DOH.

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