SD DOH: 793 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths statewide
PIERRE, S.D. — On Friday the South Dakota Department of Health reported 793 new cases of COVID-19 in the South Dakota, bringing the statewide total number of cases to 31,805.
Three South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications: one each in Douglas, Edmunds and Minnehaha Counties. The death toll now stands at 307.
The SD DOH announced that they will be measuring cases based on the national surveillance case definition for COVID-19. According to that definition, a confirmed case includes a person with a positive RT-PCR test and a probable case includes persons with a positive antigen test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. A positive case moves from active to recovered status based on the CDC guidelines for removal from isolation.
73 of Friday’s 793 total cases are considered as probable cases.
233 cases were reported in West River – 90 in Pennington County, 30 in Oglala Lakota County, 26 in Butte County, 21 in Meade County, 19 in Lawrence County, 10 in Custer County, five each in Dewey and Todd Counties, four in Fall River County, three each in Corson and Jackson Counties, two each in Bennett, Haakon, Harding, Lyman, Stanley, Tripp and Ziebach Counties and one each in Gregory, Mellette and Perkins Counties.
In South Dakota, 7,312 cases are considered active, that number is up from 7,132 on Thursday. An additional 610 people have recovered from the virus, which puts the total number of recoveries at 24,186.
299 people are currently hospitalized, with a total of 2044 people have ever been hospitalized.