Pills are now available to combat COVID

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- As Covid-19 infections continue to surge, there are additional treatments now available.

Liz Healy, infection control specialist at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says there are some oral drugs now.

Healy says some of the treatments they have used are not as effective.

Healy says they have to set priorities for those that will get the new drugs.

The state Department of Health website reported just over 35,000 active cases with around 400 people hospitalized.