SD DOH: 79 new COVID-19 cases statewide, 27 West River
PIERRE, S.D. – Wednesday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show a total of 7,242 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 79 from Tuesday.
27 of Wednesday’s new cases are West River – 16 in Pennington County, three in Dewey and Oglala Lakota Counties, two in Todd County and one each in Meade, Fall River and Jones Counties. This is the first positive COVID-19 case recorded in Jones County.
Pennington County Commissioners voted Tuesday to allow CARES Act money to be used by the county.
The county received $7.5 million, which Rapid City Auditor Cindy Mohler suggests that guidance is still coming down as to what the money will reimburse. The approval of the ordinance allows the county to begin the process of submitting requests.
Across the state, 864 cases are considered active. That number is down from 875 on Tuesday. An additional 90 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 6,280.
A total of 54 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 709 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
No new deaths were reported, leaving the state total at 98.