State reports 89 new flu cases and four new hospitalizations

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PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — The 2021-2022 flu season has already surpassed the 2020-21 season. 

The South Dakota Department of Health says there’s been 150 confirmed cases of the flu for this influenza surveillance. In 2020-21, there were 71 flu cases, seven hospitalizations and two deaths. 

In the past week, 89 new flu cases were confirmed along with four new flu-associated hospitalizations all in Pennington County. You can view a breakdown of the past six flu seasons in the graph below.

You can also find more information on the flu at the DOH’s website.

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