SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The first child under the age of 10 to die from COVID-19 in South Dakota was from Pennington County.
Daniel Bucheli, a spokesman with the South Dakota Department of Health, told KELOLAND News the death was a baby under the age of one and located in Pennington County.
“COVID-19 was a contributing factor, along with both Rhinovirus and RSV,” Bucheli said.
He said no other information is available because of patient confidentiality reasons. The DOH says COVID-19 deaths are not reported until a certified death record has been field with COVID-19 as a cause or contributing factor. By law, a death record must be filed within five days of the data of death.
On Wednesday, health officials reported six new COVID-19 deaths, including the first in the 0-9 age range. The state’s death toll was at 2,534 on Wednesday.