SD DOH: 1,071 total new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths statewide

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PIERRE, S.D. — On Thursday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 917 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 65,499.

154 of Thursday’s 1,071 total cases are considered as new probable cases.

31 South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications: six in Minnehaha County, four in Hughes County, three in Codington County, two each in Beadle, Bon Homme, Gregory and Roberts Counties and one each in Clay, Lincoln, McCook, Meade, Sully and Ziebach Counties.

The state death toll is now at 704.

211 confirmed cases were reported in West River: 71 in Pennington County, 34 in Todd County, 22 in Oglala Lakota County, 12 each in Meade and Lawrence Counties, 11 in Custer County, nine in Perkins County, eight in Bennett County, seven in Lyman County, four each in Corson, Gregory and Mellette Counties, three each in Butte, Fall River and Haakon Counties, two in Tripp County and one each in Dewey and Jones Counties.

52 probable cases were reported in West River: 20 in Lawrence County, 13 in Pennington County, seven in Stanley County, three in Fall River County, two each in Oglala Lakota and Butte Counties and one each in Corson, Lyman, Mellette, Perkins and Todd Counties.

In South Dakota, 17,884 cases are considered active, that number is down from 19,240 on Wednesday. An additional 2,396 people have recovered from the virus, which puts the total number of recoveries at 51,153.

578 people are currently hospitalized, with a total of 3,922 people have ever been hospitalized.

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