SD DOH: 149 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths statewide

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health is reporting a total of 8,641 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 149 from Tuesday.

However, Wednesday’s daily update includes cases reported to the Department between Monday at 1 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m. due to a delay in the daily data extraction.

23 of Wednesday’s new cases are West River – nine in Pennington County, three in Oglala Lakota County, two each in Corson, Perkins and Butte Counties and one each in Dewey, Meade, Custer, Lyman and Ziebach Counties.

In addition, the SDDOH is reporting additional cases of COVID-19 among campers and staff who attended Camp Judson in Keystone.

According to the most recent data available, 32 campers and staff have tested positive for COVID-19. All of the cases identified are South Dakota residents.  The Department continues to investigate positive cases as they are identified and notify close contacts.

Six additional South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications, one each in Brown, Lincoln, Lyman, Minnehaha, Roberts and Union Counties. Statewide, 129 have died.

Across the state, 903 cases are considered active. That number is up from 895 on Tuesday. An additional 135 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 7,609.

A total of 46 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 810 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

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