As the True Dakotan rolled to press on Tuesday afternoon, an email from the Wessington Springs School District was distributed to parents notifying them of a student testing positive for COVID-19 in the district. The school system was notified by the South Dakota Department of Health and parents are advised to be watchful of their children with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 illness during the next 14 days.
Over the weekend, the Department of Health announced one new COVID-19 case and six new negative test results in Jerauld County since Friday last week.
Jerauld County numbers as of press time, August 25:
Currently Active: 1
Total Positive: 40
Total Negative: 284
Total recovered: 38
Ever hospitalized: 2
Community Spread: Minimal to moderate (There are 1-4 cases of community-acquired COVID-19 in a county.)