State reports 104 new COVID-19 cases

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – South Dakota reported 104 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, it’s the biggest single-day increase in confirmed cases so far.

The total number of statewide cases is now 730, according to,, the South Dakota Department of Health’s website that has been tracking confirmed cases of the virus. There are now 43 total hospitalizations according to the Sunday numbers. That’s an increase from 33, according to Saturday reports.

Brule County, Sully County and Walworth County each recorded their first confirmed cases, according to the updated numbers.

Pending tests with the state lab are at 0. That number does not include tests pending in private labs or those without symptoms who are not being tested for the disease. The confirmed number of deaths caused by the virus has stayed at 6.

Of the 104 new cases, 89 were in Minnehaha County, which is now up to 527 confirmed cases with 69 of those people, recovered. The South Dakota Department of Health said 293 of the county’s total cases involve “individuals who work at Smithfield Foods.” That’s up from 239 announced cases involving Smithfield on Saturday, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

Lincoln County added 7 new cases, and is now at 46 confirmed cases with 19 recovered. Brown County remains at 14 and Codington County remained at 12 cases, according to the Sunday update.

Additional cases were confirmed in Bon Homme County, with one more and Brookings County with two more cases. Charles Mix County has one more case and Hughes County has also added an additional case, according to the S.D. Department of Health numbers.