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2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Status - Monitoring

While concern has been expressed about the risk of the 2019-nCoV on the SDSU campus, there are currently no confirmed cases in South Dakota. For additional info, contact Student Health Clinic or International Affairs.

2/18/2020

The South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) continues to monitor the emergence of the novel coronavirus. They are working with the CDC and our healthcare partners across the state to prepare for and respond to a potential case.

2019-nCoV cases in South Dakota

0

PUI who tested negative

0

PUI who tested positive

0

PUI with pending tests

0

Patients under investigation (PUI) are those who have symptoms of concern AND have traveled to an area of concern OR are a close contact to a known case in the past 14 days. UPDATED: 02/11/2020.

Situation report - 28

Globally 71,429 confirmed cases

United States 15 Confirmed cases

Arizona State University 1 confirmed case

University of Massachusetts Boston 1 confirmed case

South Dakota No confirmed cases

2/13/2020

Situation report - 23

Globally 45,171 confirmed cases

United States 14 Confirmed cases

Arizona State University 1 confirmed case

University of Massachusetts Boston 1 confirmed case

South Dakota No confirmed cases

 

2/11/2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is still called 2019-nCoV but the syndrome (illness or disease) is now called Coronavirus Disease 19 (Covid-19) by the director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference a name was chosen that “did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease”.

He said:

Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising.

It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.

 

10 February 2020

Situation Report 20 (9 Feb 20) - The Word Health Organization (WHO)

Situation Summary (7 Feb 20) - Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Globally 37,558 confirmed cases

China 37251 Confirmed cases, 812 deaths

Outside of China 307 Confirmed cases, 1 death

United States 12 Confirmed cases

Arizona State University 1 confirmed case

University of Massachusetts Boston 1 confirmed case

South Dakota No confirmed cases

 

 

06 February 2020

Situation Report 16 - Erratum (2/5/2019)

Belgium reported its first confirmed case of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease.

Globally 24,554 confirmed

China - 24,363 confirmed, 491 deaths

Outside of China - 191 confirmed, 1 death

United States - 11 confirmed

South Dakota - There are currently no cases of novel coronavirus in South Dakota.  

Risk Assessment:

The potential public health threat posed by 2019-nCoV virus is high, both globally and to the United States. The fact that this virus has caused illness, including illness resulting in death, and sustained person-to-person spread in China is concerning. These factors meet two of the criteria of a pandemic. It’s unclear how the situation will unfold, but risk is dependent on exposure. At this time, some people will have an increased risk of infection, for example healthcare workers caring for 2019-nCoV patients and other close contacts of 2019-nCoV patients. For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus, the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV is considered low at this time.

The South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) continues to monitor the emergence of the novel coronavirus. They are working with the CDC and our healthcare partners across the state to prepare for and respond to a potential case. Several pertinent updates include:

  • General information about the novel coronavirus can be found on the CDC website.

You can take the following precautions to avoid illness:

  • Follow CDC's Travel Health Notices if you are traveling internationally.  
  • Contact your medical provider if you become ill after international travel.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze (with a tissue or into your sleeve).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.  
  • Wash hands often with soap and water (or alcohol-based hand gel).
  • Stay home if you are sick.