Pennington County resident dies from coronavirus, 11 new cases reported West River

PIERRE, S.D. – Two more South Dakotans have died, including one in Pennington County, after contracting the coronavirus as over 100 more people in the state have recovered.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, there were 27 additional cases confirmed in the state. Eleven of the new cases are West River.

Four cases were reported in Pennington County, three in Oglala Lakota County, one in Lyman County, and one in each of the following counties – Bennett, Corson, and Tripp.

One of the deaths reported is a resident from Pennington County where there are 154 active cases as of Tuesday morning. The second death reported Tuesday is connected to Minnehaha County. A total of 83 people have died in South Dakota from coronavirus-related complications.

In South Dakota, 6,353 people have been confirmed to have COVID-19. An additional 108 people have recovered from the virus, bringing the statewide total number of recoveries to 5,497.

The number of active cases in the state dropped from 827 to 773 since Monday.

Four fewer people are reported as hospitalized in the state with a total of 85 currently needing hospitalization.

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