COVID-19 cases statewide climb by 63

One new West River case

PIERRE, S.D. – New numbers released Saturday show 63 new COVID-19 cases were reported across South Dakota on Friday. Only one of those was from West River, in Todd County.

Overall, statewide cases rose to 2,588 on Saturday. There are currently 808 active cases across the state — a decrease of 10 from Friday. Thirteen of the active cases are West River cases, including two in Pennington County.

Minnehaha County continues to report the highest number of cases at 2,123. That county reported 34 new cases overnight, or just over half of the new cases reported statewide.

With the addition of the Todd County case reported Saturday, there have been a total of 41 confirmed cases west of the Missouri River since the outbreak began.

Of the COVID-19 tests processed, 15,503 have been negative.

Seventy-one people are currently hospitalized because of the disease.

Of the 2,588 people who have tested positive for COVID-19, 1,759 (68%) have fully recovered.



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