SD DOH: 58 new COVID-19 cases statewide, 17 West River
PIERRE, S.D. – Tuesday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show a total of 7,163 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 58 from Monday.
One additional Minnehaha resident has died from coronavirus-related complications. A total of 59 people have died in that county alone. Statewide, 98 have died.
17 of Wednesday’s new cases are West River – 15 in Pennington County and one each in Meade and Oglala Lakota Counties.
On Monday, Oglala Sioux Tribe President Julian Bear Runner declared a 72-hour lockdown for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Effective immediately, all businesses and borders will be closed to everything except emergency vehicles, law enforcement and ambulances. All traffic coming onto will be stopped and people will be asked to return home. Administrative Leave is granted for all employees during the lockdown with the exception of first responders and emergency personnel.
Across the state, 875 cases are considered active. That number is down from 945 on Monday. An additional 127 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 6,190.
A total of 64 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 699 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.