SD DOH: 40 new COVID-19 cases statewide, 6 in Pennington County

PIERRE, S.D. – According to Monday’s updated numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health, 40 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed statewide.

A total of 4,027 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 40 from Sunday. 8 of Monday’s new cases are West River – 6 in Pennington County, 1 in Todd County and 1 in Corson County.

Minnehaha County once again makes up the majority of new cases with 15, bringing that county’s total to 3,150.

South Dakota State Health Officials announced Saturday, May 16, that an employee at Super 8 on Tower Road in Rapid City had tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual worked while able to transmit the virus, and the SD DOH is currently investigating to determine with whom the infected individual came in contact.

Across the state, 1,199 cases are considered active. That number is down from 1,219 on Sunday. An additional 60 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 2,784.

A total of 77 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 316 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

The statewide death total remains at 44.

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