Pennington County records 14 new cases of COVID-19

95 new cases in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota’s rise in COVID-19 cases continued Sunday, as the state saw 95 new cases.

There were 14 new cases reported in Pennington County — the highest daily total in the state for Sunday. The South Dakota Department of Health reported 5 additional West River cases on Sunday: three in Meade County, one in Todd County, and one in Jackson County — the first case reported there.

Minnehaha County recorded 12 new cases, bringing the hotspot’s total to 3,248. More than 2,600 people have recovered in that county.

There are 1,142 active cases in the state. Thirty-five more people recovered, bringing the State’s total to 3,371.

Because of recoveries, the number of active cases only increased by 60. But that increase at least temporarily halts a nearly two-week downward trend in active cases.

There are 85 people currently hospitalized from the virus, down by 5 from Saturday. Since the outbreak began in South Dakota, a total of 364 people have been hospitalized.

The death toll from COVID-19 remains at 50.

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