South Dakota's first child COVID-19 death was an infant, according to Department of Health

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The first COVID-19 related death of a child in South Dakota was out of Pennington County, according to a spokesperson from the state's department of health.

A child less than 1-year-old out of Pennington County was the first child death related to COVID-19 in the state that was reported Wednesday, according to Daniel Bucheli, spokesperson for the South Dakota Department of Health.

"COVID-19 was a contributing factor, along with Rhinovirus and RSV," Bucheli said to the Argus Leader via email.

No other information was available due to patient confidentiality reasons, Bucheli said.

Deaths attributed to COVID-19 on the Department of Health's dashboard can take several days to appear on the website after the deaths are reported.

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This article originally appeared on Sioux Falls Argus Leader: South Dakota's first COVID-19 child death was infant in Pennington Co.

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