SD DOH: 17 new COVID-19 cases and one death in Pennington County

PIERRE, S.D. – Saturday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show 17 positive COVID-19 cases along with one new death have been found in Pennington County

Two additional South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications, both in Beadle County. A total of 5 people have died in that county alone. Statewide, 62 have died.

A total of 4,960 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 94 from Friday. 31 of Saturday’s new cases are West River – 17 in Pennington County, five in Meade County, four in Oglala Lakota County, three in Todd County, one in Jackson County and one in Lyman County.

Rapid Transit operations will cease Saturday, May 30, for two weeks. Mayor Steve Allender announced this week that after three drivers tested positive for COVID-19, all transit services would shut down to allow for deep cleaning of buses and facilities. The services include Rapid Ride and Dial-A-Ride.

The first driver to test positive did so may 16. Last week, the other two drivers tested positive for the virus.

Transit services are scheduled to resume on Monday, June 15.

Across the state, 1,093 cases are considered active. That number is up from 1,063 on Friday. An additional 61 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 3,805.

A total of 93 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 427 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

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