SD has single-day record 22 deaths, active infections, hospitalizations drop

PIERRE, S.D. ( – The state reported a single-day record 22 COVID-related deaths, had its active infections drop by nearly 300, and had eight less hospitalizations according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health today. The deaths (which included three residents in Lincoln County, two each in Bon Homme, McCook, Minnehaha and Union, and one each in Aurora, Brookings, Brule, Davison, Day, Kingsbury, Moody, Oglala Lakota, Roberts, Turner and Yankton) move to overall death total to 482.

The state had 1,360 new confirmed cases and 1,636 new recoveries, lowering the amount of active cases to 13,610 (there were 12,462 one week ago). South Dakota has had a total of 51,151 confirmed cases and 37,059 recoveries. There are currently 475 individuals hospitalized in connection with the virus.

Locally, Brown County had 46 new cases and 56 new recoveries, lowering the amount of active infections to 470. In all, the county has had 2,376 confirmed cases and 1,900 recoveries. There have been six COVID-related deaths.

Statewide, Minnehaha County has had 13,462 confirmed cases, followed by Pennington with 5,377, and Lincoln County with 3,443. Other counties totals include Codington with 1,818, Brookings with 1,635, Beadle with 1,530, Davison with 1,238, Lawrence with 1,202, Oglala Lakota with 1,153, and Bon Homme with 1,132.