Physician says new drugs and treatments have lowered COVID cases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – New infections, active cases and hospitalizations related to COVID-19 have all been declining in South Dakota since hitting a peak in mid-November.

Sanford Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mike Wilde says new drugs and treatments have helped bring those numbers down.


Wilde says being able to give vaccinations to their staff has been a visible boost.

Wilde says there is a follow up for those getting the vaccine.

Wilde says they are hoping improved public behavior will lower any post-holiday spike in infections.