SD DOH: 819 total new COVID-19 cases, 54 deaths statewide

PIERRE, S.D. — On Saturday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 721 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 73,817.

98 of Saturday’s 819 total cases are considered as new probable cases.

54 South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications: 11 in Minnehaha County, four each in Codington, Davison, and Pennington Counties, two each in Aurora, Buffalo, Day, Faulk, Jackson, Lincoln, Oglala Lakota, Roberts, Tripp, Turner, and Union Counties, and one each in Beadle, Brown, Charles Mix, Grant, Gregory, Hamlin, Hanson, Hutchinson, and Walworth Counties.

The state death toll is now 942.

163 confirmed cases were reported in West River: 79 in Pennington County, 17 in Todd County, 12 in Lawrence County, 11 in Meade County, nine each in Custer and Oglala Lakota Counties, seven in Lyman County, six in Corson County, three in Tripp County, two each in Fall River, Jackson, and Perkins Counties, and one each in Butte, Gregory, Harding, and Mellette Counties.

23 probable cases were reported West River: 11 in Pennington County, six in Meade County, and one each in Bennett, Butte, Gregory, Mellette, Stanley, and Tripp Counties.

In South Dakota, 17,106 cases are considered active, that number is up from 16,382 on Friday. An additional 41 people have recovered from the virus, which puts the total number of recoveries at 61,051.

539 people are currently hospitalized, with a total of 4,400 people have ever been hospitalized.

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