SD adds 12 more deaths; active cases, hospitalizations lowest in three months

PIERRE, S.D. ( – The state added a dozen more COVID-related deaths, while active cases and hospitalizations dropped to their lowest levels in more than three months, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health today. The deaths (which included one in Brown County and one in Day County) bring the state’s overall death toll to 1,556. The state had 448 new confirmed cases and 1,270 recoveries, lowering the amount of active infections by more than 800 to 5,241. The number of people hospitalized in connection with the virus dropped by 17 down to 247.

In all, South Dakota has had 102,580 confirmed cases and 95,783 recoveries.

Locally, Brown County had 19 new confirmed cases and 40 recoveries, lowering the amount of active infections to 284. So far, the county has had 4,613 confirmed cases and 4,263 recoveries. The county has had 66 COVID-related deaths.

Statewide, Minnehaha County has had 25,744 confirmed cases, followed by Pennington County with 11,718, and Lincoln County with 7,030. Other counties totals include Codington with 3,574, Brookings with 3,156, Davison with 2,776, Lawrence with 2,634, Yankton with 2,570, and Beadle with 2,539.