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

2019 Novel Coronavirus updates and information

2019-nCoV cases in South Dakota

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PUI who tested negative

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PUI who tested positive

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PUI with pending tests

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Patients under investigation (PUI) are those who have symptoms of concern AND have traveled to an area of concern OR are a close contact to a known case in the past 14 days. UPDATED: 02/11/2020.

The South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) continues to monitor the emergence of the novel coronavirus. We are working with the CDC and our healthcare partners across the state to prepare for and respond to a potential case. Updates include:

  • There are no confirmed or suspected cases of novel coronavirus in South Dakota.
  • The number of cases and countries with infections worldwide is increasing and can be found on the WHO website.
  • Case counts and other information about the novel coronavirus can be found on the CDC website.
  • Travelers returning from China should self-monitor for 14 days for novel coronavirus symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and contact SD-DOH at 800-592-1861 if they develop symptoms to aid coordination of care.

Guidance for Medical Providers:

You can take the following precautions to avoid illness:

  • Follow CDC’s Travel Health Notices if you are traveling internationally.
  • Contact your medical provider if you become ill after international travel.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze (with a tissue or into your sleeve).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water (or alcohol-based hand gel).
  • Stay home if you are sick.

CDC Information