UPDATE: State Representative diagnosed with COVID-19 in stable condition

Published: Mar. 23, 2020 at 10:39 AM CDT
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UPDATE, 3/25

South Dakota Rep. Bob Glanzer is in stable condition and his vitals are improving.

Glanzer is sedated, according to his son Tom Glanzer.

They will slowly bring him out of sedation with the hope of waking him up later Wednesday morning.


UPDATE, 3/24

South Dakota Rep. Bob Glanzer was airlifted to Sioux Falls for COVID-19 treatment on Tuesday morning.

Glanzer was not responding to treatment at Huron Regional Medical Center, and doctors decided to send him to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, according to his son Tom Glanzer.

The Republican lawmaker received a positive confirmation for the coronavirus on Sunday after feeling sick for several days.


Original story:

A South Dakota state representative who has tested positive for COVID-19 has been hospitalized.

District 22 Representative Bob Glanzer, a Republican from Huron, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Read a Facebook post below from a family member:

My dad has always been one to try something new....but we kind of wish he would have passed on getting COVID-19...unfortunately he has the virus. Pray for him and also pray for my mom. Penny's breast cancer came back a few months ago and she had a mastectomy on March 3rd. Dad stayed home from the legislative session to care for her and he has been there for her every day since. My family hasn't been around dad so we feel a bit relieved, but a bit sad that we can't see he and mom or help them. Stephanie drives up to the door and gets them their food and medicine. They are both doing has the typical symptoms and his breath is ok....thanks to all that have helped them...nurses, doctors, neighbors, family and friends and the community of Huron. Proud of my dad's service to our great state and happy he is letting people know that he tested positive so others can be aware. Love you Grandma and Grandpa BobPenny Glanzer

The family provided an afternoon update where they say Rep. Glanzer had shallow breathing and was admitted at an area hospital.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)