SD DOH: 1,144 total new COVID-19 cases, 36 deaths statewide

PIERRE, S.D. — On Saturday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 1,011 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 67,715.

133 of Saturday’s 1,144 total cases are considered as new probable cases.

36 South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications: five each in Davison and Pennington Counties, four in Minnehaha County, three each in Charles Mix, Hughes, and Union Counties, two each in Brown, Custer, and Perkins Counties, and one each in Brookings, Fall River, Hamlin, Lincoln, Potter, Roberts, and Ziebach Counties.

The state death toll is now at 777.

175 confirmed cases were reported in West River: 55 in Pennington County, 19 in Oglala Lakota County, 13 in Perkins County, 12 each in Lawrence and Todd Counties, nine each in Dewey and Lyman Counties, eight in Meade County, six each in Corson and Gregory Counties, five in Bennett County, four each in Stanley and Ziebach Counties, three each in Butte and Custer Counties, two each in Jackson and Mellette Counties, and one each in Fall River, Jones, and Tripp Counties.

34 probable cases were reported in West River: 16 in Pennington County, four in Meade County, two in Fall River County, and one each in Bennett, Butte, Corson, Custer, Dewey, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Oglala Lakota, Perkins, Stanley, and Todd Counties.

In South Dakota, 16,867 cases are considered active, that number is down from 18,407 on Friday. An additional 2,648 people have recovered from the virus, which puts the total number of recoveries at 54,570.

580 people are currently hospitalized, with a total of 4,052 people have ever been hospitalized.

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