State reports six new deaths

PIERRE, S.D. ( – South Dakota experienced its highest single day COVID-19 related death total since the pandemic began with six new deaths reported today. That brings the state’s death total to 107.

Three of today’s deaths included Pennington County residents, while two were from Hughes County and one was from Minnehaha County.

Pennington now has 21 deaths, second most in the state behind Minnehaha with 60.

The number of active infections decreased today with 65 new confirmed cases to go along with 77 new recoveries. That leaves the active cases in South Dakota at 886 (there were 832 one week ago).

So far, South Dakota has had 7,401 confirmed cases, 6,408 recoveries, and 81,141 negative tests. There are currently 65 hospitalizations connected with the virus.

Locally, Brown County had two new confirmed cases and one new recovery, leaving the active cases at 19. There have been two deaths in Brown County. The county has reported 354 total confirmed cases, 333 recoveries and 3,309 negative tests.

Minnehaha County has had 3,738 confirmed cases, followed by Pennington County with 624, Beadle County with 551, and Lincoln County with 384.