Four more COVID-19 deaths in South Dakota, recoveries exceed new cases

PIERRE, S.D. – Four more people have died in South Dakota due to COVID-19 complications. The state reports more people recovering as of Thursday compared to newly confirmed cases.

According to the SDDOH website, a total of 2,449 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state. The state reports an additional 76 confirmed coronavirus cases, up from 2,373 on Wednesday.

The four latest deaths, two men and two women all in Minnehaha County, bring the total of reported COVID-related deaths in South Dakota to 17.

Of the 76 new cases, 54 are in Minnehaha County. One new case is reported West River in Stanley County.

One case is still considered active in Lyman County, seven in Stanley County and one in Pennington County.  Of the 36 total reported positives West River, these 9 cases are the only active cases in the western half of the state.

Statewide, 859 cases are considered active, down from 868 Wednesday. The number of people currently needing hospitalization is 76, up seven from Wednesday.

81 people have reportedly recovered, bringing the state’s total to 1,573.

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