February 20, 2020
PIERRE, S.D.—Influenza cases are still rising in South Dakota…
That’s State Epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton (pictured). Since those numbers were released, it’s been learned that a fourth grade boy in southeastern South Dakota has become the first child in the state to die of flu-related complications this winter.
As for the coronavirus, Dr. Clayton says it’s all quiet in South Dakota…
And that puts South Dakota in a small group nationally….
In the U.S., there have been 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with one death death.
Globally, the virus has caused more than 2,100 deaths.