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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

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Severe Obesity and COVID-19

Having severe obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 40 kg/m2 or above, increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

 Actions to take

  • Take your prescription medicines for severe obesity exactly as prescribed.

  • Make sure that you have at least a 30-day supply of your medicines.

  • Follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations for nutrition and physical activity, while maintaining social distancing precautions.

  • Call your healthcare provider if you have concerns or feel sick.

Learn more about obesity in adults

Learn about obesity in children

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