SD has record number of COVID cases, recoveries, deaths due to delayed results

PIERRE, S.D. ( – The state reported a record number of COVID-19 cases, recoveries and deaths today, but part of that was because of a delay in reporting, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. The state added 13 additional deaths, bringing the overall COVID-related death total to 236. South Dakota reported 747 new confirmed cases, but 245 of those were from previous testing. The state also had 560 new recoveries. The number of active infections is at 3,832 (there were 3,291 one week ago).

So far, South Dakota has had 23,136 confirmed cases, 19,068 recoveries, and there are currently 214 individuals hospitalized in connection with the virus.

Locally, Brown County had 35 new confirmed cases and 35 new recoveries, leaving the amount of active cases at 200. So far, the county has had 1,275 cases, 1,071 recoveries, and four total deaths.

Statewide, Minnehaha County has had 6,931 confirmed cases, followed by Pennington County with 2,479, and Lincoln County with 1,474. Other counties totals include Codington with 942, Beadle with 822, Brookings with 815, Clay with 584, and Meade with 572.