COVID-19 recoveries in South Dakota exceed 2,000

Two additional deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. – Two more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in South Dakota as total recoveries exceed 2,000.

According to the Department of Health website, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Dakota has reached 2,905, a change of 126 from Wednesday.

The majority of new cases are in Minnehaha County. Mass testing is underway in Sioux Falls after over a thousand people contracted COVID-19 in connection to the Smithfield pork processing plant. Governor Kristi Noem said Wednesday that over 2,600 samples were collected earlier this week. The county alone has confirmed 2,332 cases of COVID-19, up from 2,231 Wednesday.

The two new deaths were reported in Minnehaha County, both female, bringing the total number of COVID deaths in the county to 26. This is the most of any county among the 31 reported deaths statewide.

One new case was reported in Pennington County, bringing the county’s total to 17. Six cases are considered to be active in the county alone.

The Department of Health reported a new active case in Oglala Lakota County on Wednesday. Online numbers now reflect only one case that has since recovered.

A total of 2,028 people have recovered from the coronavirus in South Dakota, a difference of 51 from Wednesday.

The number of active cases in the state rose from 773 to 846 on Thursday. Seventy people are currently hospitalized.

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