Active COVID cases drop by nearly 400; no new deaths

PIERRE, S.D. ( – The state’s active COVID cases dropped by nearly 400, hospitalizations decreased slightly, and there were no new deaths, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health today. There were 107 new confirmed cases and 508 recoveries, lowering the amount of active infections by 381 to 4,232, the lowest level since late September. The number of people hospitalized in connection with the virus was down three to 200. The state’s death toll remained at 1,667.

So far, South Dakota has had 105,786 confirmed cases and 99,887 recoveries.

Locally, Brown County had 12 new confirmed cases and 33 recoveries, lowering the amount of active infections to 215. In all, the county has had 4,785 confirmed cases and 4,495 recoveries. There have been 75 COVID-related deaths.

Statewide, Minnehaha County has had 26,457 confirmed cases, followed by Pennington County with 12,068, and Lincoln County with 7,248. Other counties totals include Codington with 3,682, Brookings with 3,309, Davison with 2,854, Lawrence with 2,714, and Yankton with 2,692.