SD DOH: 16 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death in Pennington County

PIERRE, S.D. – Tuesday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show 16 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Pennington County, along with one death.

1 additional Minnehaha County resident also died from coronavirus-related complications. A total of 40 people have died in that county alone. Statewide, 46 have died.

A total of 4,085 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 58 from Monday. 19 of Tuesday’s new cases are West River – 16 in Pennington County, 2 in Lyman County, 1 in Fall River County.

Tuesday morning the Rapid City Police Department revealed one of their officers had tested positive for COVID-19. This news came less than 24 hours after the RCPD revealed that a male suspect who died after sustaining serious injuries in a Rapid City shootout last week also tested positive for COVID-19.

Supervisory staff of the RCPD are currently in the process of determining a timeline of where the officer had been called to and what contacts the officer may have made within the last two weeks. The RCPD is also taking further precautions by monitoring the health of employees who may have had contact with the officer.

Across the state, 1,125 cases are considered active. That number is down from 1,119 on Monday. An additional 130 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 2,914.

A total of 77 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 327 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

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