SD DOH: 67 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths statewide, including two West River

PIERRE, S.D. – Thursday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show A total of 6,893 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 67 from Wednesday.

20 of Thursday’s new cases are West River – 13 in Pennington County, three in Lyman County and one each in Oglala Lakota, Custer, Mellette and Tripp Counties.

Two additional West River residents have died from coronavirus-related complications, one each in Pennington and Lyman Counties. A total of 17 people have died in Pennington County, with the Lyman County death being the first reported due to COVID-19. Statewide, Beadle and Buffalo Counties each recorded a death Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 97.

The SD DOH also reports that 38 of the 66 people who tested positive at the Avantara Arrowhead nursing home have recovered.

Across the state, 814 cases are considered active. That number is up from 800 on Wednesday. An additional 49 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 5,982.

A total of 64 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 683 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

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