SD Dept of Health’s update on COVID-19

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- On Wednesday, the South Dakota Department of Health head their briefing regarding COVID-19.

State epidemiologist Josh Clayton talks about the UK variance that made its first appearance in Minnehaha County and how the vaccines have treated them.

Clayton discuss the rate of infection now compare to the past summer and how important it is to be vaccinated when your turn comes up.

Clayton talks about the number of vaccines done on the federal as well state levels.

Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon tells us about the allocation of vaccines for next week.

Malsam-Rysdon talks about the next group that will allow to be vaccinated beginning on Monday.

President Biden that every Americans will have an opportunity to be vaccinated by the start of May.  Malsam-Rysdon mentions the state is ahead of that pace.

The next scheduled COVID-19 briefing by the South Dakota Department of Health is Wednesday, March 31st.