Positive cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota rise to 68

PIERRE, S.D. — Updated numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health have confirmed the count of positive COVID-19 cases in the state at 68.

This raises the count of confirmed cases by ten from Friday’s numbers, with zero tests currently pending at the state Public Health Laboratory. This excludes tests pending in commercial labs.

All of the positive cases emerging overnight were discovered East River, where Beadle (16 cases) and Minnehaha (21 cases) Counties contain the overwhelming majority of South Dakota cases. At this time the count of positive cases in Pennington county remains at 3.

The DOH would like to remind everyone that there are ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

  • Self-isolate if you are 65 years of age, have a compromised immune system, or a medical condition such as diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease.
  • Everyone is urged to stay home.
  • Wash your hands for at least twenty seconds.
  • Avoid close contact with people that are sick.
  • Maintain 6 ft. distance with others and avoid groups of 10 or more.
  • Stay away from work, school, or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms, fever, or cough.
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