SD DOH: 297 new COVID-19 cases, eight deaths statewide
PIERRE, S.D. — Wednesday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show 297 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of cases to 17,291.
Eight South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications- two in Minnehaha County and one each in Brookings, Clay, Fall River, Lake, Pennington and Yankton Counties. Statewide, 192 have died.
93 of Wednesday’s new cases are West River — 21 in Pennington County, 11 each in Lawrence and Meade Counties, nine in Gregory County, eight in Custer County, seven in Oglala Lakota County, five in Todd County, four in Butte County, three each in Haakon and Tripp Counties, two each in Corson, Fall River, Jackson, Mellette and Perkins Counties and one in Bennett County.
Across the state, 2,442 cases are considered active. That number is up from 2,386 on Tuesday. An additional 233 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 14,657.
A total of 139 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 1,211 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.