South Dakota records first seasonal influenza death of the winter

December 16, 2021
Mike Tanner

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Department of Health reported the first death from the seasonal flu this winter.

No information was released on the name or gender of the person, or where they lived.

The Health Department’s Dr. Joshua Clayton noted that flu activity in communities across South Dakota is classified as, “local.” In addition to one death, the state has reported 89 lab-confirmed cases of flu and 4 flu-related hospitalizations in the past week.