SD DOH: 173 new COVID-19 cases statewide, 56 West River

PIERRE, S.D. — Monday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show 173 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of cases to 18,869.

56 of Monday’s new cases are West River — 20 in Pennington County, nine in Meade County, seven each in Lawrence and Oglala Lakota Counties, three each in Corson and Gregory Counties and one each in Custer, Dewey, Haakon, Jackson, Lyman, Todd and Tripp Counties.

The DOH is reporting that there have been 963 reported COVID-19 cases in K-12 schools statewide, split among 674 students and 289 staff, with 678 fully recovered from those cases. Among colleges and universities statewide, there are 1,172 cases reported, split among 1,115 students and 57 staff, with 1,043 cases fully recovered.

Across the state, 2,890 cases are considered active. That number is up from 2,843 on Sunday. An additional 126 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 15,777.

A total of 161 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 1,297 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the statewide death total at 202.

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