SD DOH: 55 new COVID-19 cases statewide, 14 West River

PIERRE, S.D. – Saturday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show a total of 7,454 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 55 from Friday.

14 of Saturday’s new cases are West River – Six in Pennington County, three in Mellette County and one each in Butte, Corson, Lawrence, Oglala Lakota and Perkins County. This is the first recorded COVID-19 case in Perkins County.

Two additional South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications, one each in Beadle and Yankton Counties. Statewide, 109 have died.

Across the state, 875 cases are considered active. That number is down from 886 on Friday. An additional 62 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 6,470.

A total of 65 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 738 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

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