SD DOH: 876 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths statewide
PIERRE, S.D. — On Wednesday the South Dakota Department of Health reported 876 new cases of COVID-19 in the South Dakota, bringing the statewide total number of cases to 30,215.
Three South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications: one each in Pennington, Coddington and Douglas Counties The death toll now stands at 291.
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.
63 of Wednesday’s 876 total cases are considered as probable cases.
236 cases were reported in West River – 85 in Pennington County, 27 in Lawrence County, 23 in Todd County, 15 in Oglala Lakota County, 12 in Meade County, 10 each in Dewey and Custer Counties, eight in Tripp County, seven each in Butte and Jackson Counties, six in Fall River County, five in Bennett County, four each in Gregory and Haakon Counties, three in Stanley County, two each in Mellette, Perkins and Ziebach Counties and one each in Corson, Harding, Jones and Lyman Counties.
In South Dakota, 6,604 cases are considered active, that number is up from 6,044 on Tuesday. An additional 313 people have recovered from the virus, which puts the total number of recoveries at 23,320.
303 people are currently hospitalized, with a total of 1,963 people have ever been hospitalized.