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Thursday, June 25, COVID-19 Update

Thursday, June 25, COVID-19 Update

State reports 60 new cases of COVID-19, three new deaths, and first case of multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

Gary Matthews - June 25, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. – The state recorded 60 new positive tests for COVID-19 Thursday, and three new deaths in the daily report issued by the South Dakota Department of Health.

The new deaths were reported in Buffalo, Faulk and Pennigton counties. The state’s total death count is now 87.

Pennington County saw an increase of 7, sending the county’s cumulative total to 482 with 141 active cases. The number of active cases is down 5 from yesterday.

Meade County reported one new case and has 9 active cases. Lawrence County also reported a new positive test, giving them 5 active cases. Fall River County reported 2 new cases and an they have active caseload of five.

Other new cases around the area include 5 new COVID-19 positive tests in Oglala Lakota and one new case each in Bennett and Todd.

The number of active cases statewide is up 19 today to 800.

Currently, 79 people are hospitalized – down 2 from Wednesday.

South Dakota Epidemiologist Joshua Clayton also reported today the state’s first case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in a person under the age of 18. The health department would not say what county the individual was from – only that they were from the eastern side of thestate.

The C.D.C. says it’s a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.

Health experts say they don’t yet know what causes MIS-C. However, the C.D.C. says they know that many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had been around someone with COVID-19. MIS-C can be serious, even deadly, but most children who were diagnosed with this condition have gotten better with medical care.


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