Second South Dakota child under 10 dies after contracting COVID

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A second child younger than 10 years old has died after contracting the coronavirus in South Dakota. The state Health Department says the child was from Minnehaha County, which includes Sioux Falls.

Department spokesman Daniel Bucheli says COVID-19 was “the underlying factor.” Bucheli said no further information would be made available.

The first death was an infant under the age of 1 out of Pennington County. More than 12,892 children under age 10 have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began in March 2020.


January 19, 2022