SD Dept of Health reports 13 new COVID-19 related deaths

PIERRE, S.D.( – The state reported 13 new COVID-related deaths, while active cases & hospitalizations decreased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 3,046. The state had 624 new cases and 742 recoveries, increasing active infections to 435. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus is 62.

So far, South Dakota has had 262,837 cases and 259,356 recoveries.

Locally, Brown County had 43 new cases. Overall, the county has had 11,314 cases. There’s currently 124 Covid-related deaths.

Statewide, Minnehaha County has had 61,878 cases, followed by Pennington County with 37,080 and Lincoln County with 16,671, Other counties totals include Codington with 9,686, Brookings with 8,958, Meade with 8,002, Lawrence with 7,432, and Davison with 6,539.

Next update will be Wednesday, October 19th.