Influenza cases continue to rise in South Dakota.
State officials confirm 27 new cases over the last week, with a high concentration in Pennington County.
With 68 confirmed cases this season so far, data shows the state is on pace with last year's flu season. Last year, South Dakota had close to a thousand cases between October and May.
While the flu season is gaining momentum here, CBS News reports influenza is widespread in several southern states including Texas, Alabama and Mississippi.