SD DOH: 414 new COVID-19 cases statewide, 64 West River

PIERRE, S.D. — On Tuesday the South Dakota Department of Health reported 414 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the statewide total number of cases to 29,339.

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.

Three of Tuesday’s 414 total cases are considered as probable cases.

64 cases were reported in West River – 30 in Pennington County, six in Oglala Lakota County, five each in Haakon and Meade Counties, three each in Corson and Tripp Counties, two each in Custer, Gregory, Jones and Lawrence Counties and one each in Bennett, Butte, Lyman and Todd Counties.

In South Dakota, 6,044 cases are considered active, that number is down from 6,062 on Monday. An additional 432 people have recovered from the virus, which puts the total number of recoveries at 23,007.

302 people are currently hospitalized, with a total of 1,911 people have ever been hospitalized.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the state’s death toll at 288.

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