SD DOH: 1,283 total new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths statewide


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PIERRE, S.D. — On Wednesday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 992 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 71,170.

291 of Wednesday’s 1,283 total cases are considered as new probable cases.

28 South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications: seven in Minnehaha County, five in Grant County, three each in Codington and Pennington Counties, two in Davison County and one each in Brown, Gregory, Hamlin, Hutchinson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Miner and Yankton Counties.

The state death toll is now 849.

263 confirmed cases were reported in West River: 97 in Pennington County, 32 in Lawrence County, 29 in Oglala Lakota County, 24 in Meade County, 13 each in Butte and Tripp Counties, 12 in Todd County,  seven in Custer County, six each in Gregory, Lyman and Perkins Counties, five in Corson County, four in Bennett County, three in Dewey County, two in Harding County and one each in Fall River, Haakon, Jackson and Stanley Counties.

185 probable cases were reported West River, 65 in Pennington County, 63 in Dewey County, 10 in Ziebach County, nine each in Meade and Tripp Counties, six in Lawrence County, four in Corson County, three each in Jones and Todd Counties, two each in Gregory, Mellette, Perkins and Stanley Counties and one each in Butte, Fall River, Jackson, Lyman and Oglala Lakota Counties

In South Dakota, 15,312 cases are considered active, that number is down from 16,657 on Tuesday. An additional 2,600 people have recovered from the virus, which puts the total number of recoveries at 59,981.

570 people are currently hospitalized, with a total of 4,243 people have ever been hospitalized.

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