SD DOH: 44 new COVID-19 cases statewide, 13 West River

PIERRE, S.D. – Thursday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show a total of 8,605 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 44 from Wednesday.

13 of Thursday’s new cases are West River – eight in Pennington County, two in Dewey County and one each in Meade, Mellette and Oglala Lakota Counties.

The SDDOH is reporting that 54 of the 69 COVID infections at the Avantara Arrowhead nursing home are now recovered.

Of the 61 reported infections in the cluster outbreak at Camp Judson in Keystone, six people have recovered.

Three individuals have been reported to the Department of Health with methanol poisoning. All of them have been hospitalized after ingesting or drinking that hand sanitizer solution and one individual has died.

Across the state, 866 cases are considered active. That number is down from 903 on Wednesday. An additional 81 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 7,690.

A total of 44 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 815 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

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