SD-DOH confirms detection of British coronavirus variant in South Dakota
Each instances have been reportedly found in Minnehaha County.
PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Division of Well being (SD-DOH) can verify that variant B.1.1.7 (the “UK variant”) of COVID-19 has been detected in South Dakota. The outcomes have been verified by an out of doors industrial laboratory.
To date, there have been two recognized instances of the variant, and no affected person has been hospitalized, and each have since recovered. Each instances have been reportedly found in Minnehaha County.
“This variant is one thing our ministry and our companions are watching intently,” mentioned Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Well being. “I proceed to encourage individuals in South Dakota to apply good hygiene, get examined for COVID-like signs, and get vaccinated as quickly as your tower turns into obtainable.”
Notably, present COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be secure and efficient towards this variant. Good hygiene is all the time vital – wash your palms recurrently, keep dwelling if you end up sick, and put on a masks when applicable.
South Dakotans can get extra details about native alternatives to get vaccinated by by clicking HERE. As well as, state residents can request their FREE COVID-19 House Check Kits HERE.
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