The number of cases is still on the rise and all states are affected.
165 Cases in South Dakota, 2 Deaths
According to the South Dakota Department of Health, there are 165 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota so far and 2 deaths. 57 people have recovered from the disease.
The disease is still spreading in the US, New York is the most affected state while the least affected state is South Dakota.
How To Stay Safe From COVID-19
You can use the following steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting infected with the virus
- Avoid large gatherings, follow your city’s regulations
- Avoid close contact with anyone ill, coughing or sneezing
- Wash your hands often for about 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
- Sneeze or cough into a disposable paper towel and wash your hands immediately after
- Disinfect commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs and light switches with a household disinfectant
It is also important to stay updated about the outbreak and your government’s response to it.
How Does The Disease Spread?
The disease is spread by respiratory droplets from infected people. When an infected person sneezes or coughs, respiratory droplets that contain the virus are released into the immediate environment and can land on surfaces.
When people closeby inhale these droplets or touch their face after touching a contaminates surface, they can get the disease. This is why it is important to avoid close contact with people who are ill and wash your hands often.
What Are The Symptoms?
The main symptoms of the disease are dry cough, fever, and tiredness. A dry cough is one that doesn’t produce and phlegm.
Other symptoms are body pain, diarrhea, runny nose, and sore throat.
The symptoms are usually mild in most people and appear gradually. In some cases, there are no symptoms at all.
The incubation period is 2-14 days (commonly 5 days). The incubation period is the time it takes a person to develop symptoms after being infected by the virus.
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