SD COVID-19 cases rise to nearly 4,000, three new cases in Pennington County

PIERRE, S.D. —  South Dakota’s confirmed case of coronavirus rose to nearly 4,000 Sunday.

A total of 3,987 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, rising by 28 on Sunday. Active cases fell by 23, falling to 1,219.

Of the 28 new cases on Sunday, 16 were found in Minnehaha County, the leading county in confirmed cases. The county’s total now stands at 3135 with 2193 recoveries.

Pennington County saw an increase of three cases while one new case was reported in Oglala Lakota County. Pennington County now has 52 cases, 14 of which are recovered. Oglala Lakota County holds 10 cases with one recovery.

Some of Pennington County’s latest cases included a Rapid Transit driver and Super 8 motel employee. According to a statement from Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender, Rapid Transit System (RTS) Manager Megan Gould indicates the driver was wearing a face mask and followed established social distancing and hygiene protocols during his drive times.

Recoveries rose by 51 from 2,673 on Saturday, bringing the State’s total to 2,724.

The number of individuals hospitalized by the virus rose to 77, up two from Saturday.

The death toll from coronavirus stands at 44.

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