SD DOH: 62 new COVID-19 cases statewide, 15 West River

PIERRE, S.D. – Wednesday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show a total of 6,826 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 62 from Tuesday.

15 of Wednesday’s new cases are West River – five in Pennington County, three in Lyman County, two in Oglala Lakota County and one each in Custer, Meade, Dewey, Mellette and Gregory Counties.

One additional Minnehaha County resident has died from coronavirus-related complications, along with one Buffalo County resident. A total of 58 people have died in Minnehaha County alone. Statewide, 93 have died.

On Tuesday, Rapid City officials and RCAS leadership announced that the in-person high school graduation, which was originally scheduled for July 26, has been canceled.

After careful consideration and with the consultation of medical experts, the step is taken out of an abundance of caution as the number of COVID-19 cases has consistently increased in Pennington County and in west river.

Across the state, 800 cases are considered active. That number is down from 801 on Tuesday. An additional 61 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 5,933.

A total of 65 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 674 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

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