SD DOH: 359 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths statewide

PIERRE, S.D. — On Monday the South Dakota Department of Health reported 359 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the statewide total number of cases to 28,925.

Two South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications: one in Roberts County and the other in Turner County. The death toll now stands at 288.

The SD DOH announced that they will be measuring cases based on the national surveillance case definition for COVID-19. According to that definition, a confirmed case includes a person with a positive RT-PCR test and a probable case includes persons with a positive antigen test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. A positive case moves from active to recovered status based on the CDC guidelines for removal from isolation.

15 of Monday’s 359 total cases are considered as probable cases.

135 cases were reported in west river – 56 in Pennington County, 14 in Todd County, 12 in Oglala Lakota County, 11 in Meade County, nine in Dewey County, six in Lawrence County, four each in Bennett, Butte and Custer Counties, three in Tripp County, two each in Corson, Fall River, Grayson, Haakon and Jackson Counties and one each in Harding and Stanley Counties.

In South Dakota, 6,062 cases are considered active, that number is up from 5,865 on Sunday. An additional 162 people have recovered from the virus, which puts the total number of recoveries at 22,575.

278 people are currently hospitalized, with a total of 1,886 people have ever been hospitalized.

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