SD DOH: 23 new COVID-19 cases statewide, 4 in Pennington County

PIERRE, S.D. – Monday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show 23 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota.

A total of 4,586 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 23 from Sunday. 4 of Monday’s new cases are West River, all in Pennington County.

14 of the new cases are in Minnehaha County, which still holds the most cases in the state at 3,274.

On Sunday it was announced that a second driver for Rapid City’s Rapid Transit System (RTS) had tested positive for COVID-19.

The driver’s last shift was on Saturday, May 16, and the individual didn’t work the following week after developing a gastrointestinal condition. The individual sought medical attention and was tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 20.

The transit employee was then notified that they tested positive for COVID-19, at which point they alerted their RTS supervisor Saturday, May 23.

Across the state, 1,121 cases are considered active. That number is down from 1,142 on Sunday. An additional 44 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 3,415.

A total of 99 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 370 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

No new COVID-19 deaths were reported, leaving the statewide total at 50.

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