PIERRE, S.D. (KCAU) – The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) has reported seven new virus cases, including two in Yankton County, bringing the state total to 108 positive cases.
The South Dakota DOH said 44 people have recovered from the virus, 12 have been hospitalized and one has died.
Two of the seven new cases are in young adults between 20 and 29, four of the new cases are in adults between 40 and 59 and one new case is in an senior between 70 and 79.
Health officials announced three new cases for Minnehaha County, two for Yankton County and one new case in Lincoln and Lawrence counties.
All South Dakota counties with at least one positive case of COVID-19 are listed below.
The CDC said that most COVID-19 illnesses are mild, but about 16% of cases are serious. Older people or those with underlying health conditions are most at risk of developing a serious illness.
Symptoms for the virus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. They occur 2-14 days after exposure. Anyone that develops the symptoms and has been in contact with some who has the virus or has recently traveled from where the virus is widespread is asked to see a doctor.
To help prevent the spread, people are asked to do the following:
- Wash their hands often
- Avoid close contact
- Stay home if sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean and disinfect
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Below are various health organizations with information on COVID-19.
- Siouxland District Health Department
- South Dakota Department of Health
- Iowa Department of Public Health
- Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization