SD DOH: 22 new COVID-19 cases in Pennington County

PIERRE, S.D. – Wednesday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show a total of 6,050 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 84 from Tuesday.

 35 of Wednesday’s new cases are West River – 22 in Pennington County, six in Lyman County, two in Todd County and one each in Lawrence, Oglala Lakota, Bennett, Corson and Tripp Counties

One Lincoln County resident has died from coronavirus-related complications. This is the first death recorded in Lincoln County. Statewide, 78 have died.

The Rapid City Council approved a resolution Monday night, lifting COVID-19 restrictions and allowing business owners to operate as they wished. A number of local businesses are preparing to open either at full capacity or at a larger capacity than previously allowed.

The council could have approved a resolution keeping restrictions in place through July 10, but members went the other way.

Across the state, 829 cases are considered active. That number is up from 820 on Tuesday. An additional 74 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 5,143.

A total of 91 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 570 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

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