SD DOH: 27 new COVID-19 cases in Pennington County

PIERRE, S.D. – According to Friday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health, 27 new positive COVID-19 cases have been found in Pennington County.

2 additional Minnehaha residents have died from coronavirus-related complications. A total of 43 people have died in that county alone. Statewide, 50 have died.

A total of 4,356 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 106 from Thursday. 29 of Friday’s new cases are West River – 27 in Pennington County, 1 in Oglala Lakota County and 1 in Tripp County.

On Thursday it was announced that mass testing of the Peaceful Pines Senior Living Community residents and staff will begin next month, but some testing has already begun for residents who are showing symptoms of for an emergency such as leaving for medical appointments. Deep nasal cavity tests have been conducted so far but when the mass testing is conducted they will use the shorter, less invasive nasal tests.

Across the state, 1,039 cases are considered active. That number is down from 1,057 on Thursday. An additional 122 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 3,267.

A total of 83 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 351 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

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