SD reports 30 more COVID-related deaths, active cases, hospitalizations rise

PIERRE, S.D. ( – South Dakota reported 30 new COVID-related deaths, an increase of 616 more active cases, and 11 more hospitalizations associated with the virus according to figures released by the State Department of Health today. The deaths bring the state’s overall total to 674.

There were four deaths in Lawrence, Minnehaha and Oglala Lakota counties, two each in Day, Gregory, Kingsbury and Lincoln counties, and one each in Bon Homme, Brookings, Butte, Codington, Custer, Hughes, Lyman, Pennington, Turner and Union counties.

South Dakota had 1,387 new confirmed cases and 741 recoveries, increasing the amount of active infections to 19,240. Hospitalizations rose to 593. In all, the state has had 68,671 confirmed cases and 48,747 recoveries.

Locally, Brown County had 47 new cases and 40 recoveries, increasing the amount of active cases to 713. So far, the county has had 3,027 confirmed cases and 2,304 recoveries. There have been 10 COVID-related deaths.

Statewide, Minnehaha County has had 17,751 confirmed cases, followed by Pennington County with 7,385, and Lincoln with 4,689. Other counties totals include Codington with 2,318, Brookings with 2,136, Davison with 2,045, Beadle with 2,024, Lawrence with 1,725, Meade with 1,544, and Oglala Lakota with 1,453.