State’s active COVID infections drop to lowest level since mid-October

PIERRE, S.D. ( – The state’s active COVID infections dropped by nearly 750, it’s lowest level since mid-October, hospitalizations were down three and there were no new deaths, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health today. The state had 436 new confirmed cases and 1,181 recoveries, lowering the active cases by 746 to 7,627. The number of individuals hospitalized in connection with the virus decreased to 341.

So far, South Dakota has had 95,509 confirmed cases and 86,501 recoveries. There have been 1,381 COVID-related deaths.

Locally, Brown County had 21 new confirmed cases and 46 recoveries, lowering the amount of active infections to 273. In all, the county has had 4,245 confirmed cases and 3,919 recoveries. There have been 53 COVID-related deaths.

Statewide, Minnehaha County has had 24,154 confirmed cases, followed by Pennington County with 10,613, and Lincoln County with 6,499. Other counties totals include Codington with 3,311, Brookings with 2,848, Davison with 2,652, Beadle with 2,461, Lawrence with 2,441, and Yankton with 2,382.