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DSU reporting two COVID-19 cases; new information dashboard established

South Dakota universities are now reporting COVID-19 cases among students and staff.  The state Board of Regents’ schools launched dashboards to provide a real-time look at case numbers on Wednesday.  As of Wednesday afternoon, Dakota State University in Madison reported two current active cases in students, and no active cases in employees.  DSU also reports that there are currently 24 employees and students who are currently in quarantine or isolation, including home quarantine. 

The University of South Dakota in Vermillion reported the highest number of people affected by the coronavirus, with 98 active cases among students and staff and 406 people in quarantine as of Wednesday. 

The state Department of Health is giving a weekly report on the number of cases in schools and universities statewide, but does not provide a breakdown by school or district.

A link to the DSU dashboard can be found here.   


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