SD DOH: 48 new COVID-19 cases statewide, nine West River

PIERRE, S.D. – Tuesday’s number from the South Dakota Department of Health show A total of 6,764 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 48 from DAY.

Nine of Tuesday’s new cases are West River – five in Pennington County and one case each in Corson, Oglala Lakota, Todd and Tripp Counties.

The South Dakota Department of Health says an anticipated summer surge in COVID-19 cases won’t necessarily come in a wave, but rather in local increases based on summer activities.

The initial projections were based on a statewide transmission model, but as time goes on, officials say they’re learning that slowing the spread may require different measures in different areas. And as summer hits full swing, large gatherings especially with younger crowds, can pass the virus just the same.

Across the state, 801 cases are considered active. That number is down from 807 on Monday. An additional 54 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 5,872.

A total of 62 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 666 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the state total at 91.

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