SD DOH: 579 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths statewide
PIERRE, S.D. — On Saturday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 579 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of cases to 21,133.
Two South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications – One each in Pennington County and Codington County. The state’s death toll now stands at 218.
143 of Saturday’s new cases are West River — 51 in Pennington County, 18 in Oglala Lakota County, 15 in Lawrence County, 13 in Tripp County, 10 in Meade County, nine in Lyman County, seven in Gregory County, six in Butte County, four in Bennett County, three in Jones County, two in Jackson County, and one each in Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Haakon, Stanley Counties.
Across the state, 3,742 cases are considered active. That number is up from 3,507 on Friday. An additional 1,003 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 17,173.
A total of 213 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 1,434 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.