COVID-19 cases surge in Minnehaha County, two are new West River

PIERRE, S.D. – Confirmed coronavirus cases East River continue to rise quickly as results from this week’s mass testing event continue to process. Two new cases were confirmed West River.

The South Dakota Department of Health confirmed 249 new coronavirus cases – 232 are in Minnehaha County where officials sampled over 3,000 people in the Sioux Falls area earlier this week. Minnehaha County reports a total of 2,535 positives.

Statewide confirmed cases rose to 3,393 Saturday. Since Friday, 1,410 tests returned as negative from counties across the state. A total of 19,559 tests have been negative.

Active cases surge to 1,234, a change of 190 in a day. A total of 79 people are currently hospitalized.

Three additional people have died from coronavirus-related complications – all in Minnehaha County. A total of 34 people have died in the state, 29 have been residents in the Sioux Falls area.

One new case was confirmed in Pennington County, bringing the county total to 19. Eight cases are still considered active in the county alone. Stanley County reports an additional case. There are nine total confirmations in that county, two are active.

No new cases were reported in Todd County but, two additional people have recovered. Five of the eight confirmed cases are still active in that county.

Across the state, 2,125 people have recovered from the virus, up 56 from Friday.

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