COVID-19 cases in South Dakota top 2,300

68 new cases reported statewide; 4 new West River cases

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health reported  68 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. There have been 2,313 lab-confirmed coronavirus tests statewide since the outbreak began. The number of active cases dropped by eight to 910. Nearly 1,400 patients are fully recovered.

There four new cases reported West River, all in Stanley County. That brings to seven the number of known active cases west of the Missouri River — six in Stanley County and one in Pennington County.

Fifty-nine of the 68 new cases reported on Monday are in Minnehaha County. That county has now had 1,939 cases of COVID-19. Of those, 1,133 are fully recovered.

The number of people currently hospitalized rose to 69 on Tuesday. Since the outbreak began, 157 people have required hospitalization.

14,299 tests, or 86%, of all tests administered have come back negative.

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