SD DOH confirms new COVID-19 cases in Lawrence, Pennington counties

PIERRE, S.D. — Updated numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health have confirmed new positive cases of COVID-19 in Lawrence County and Pennington County.

Lawrence County is now listed as having 2 positive cases. Pennington County has been listed as having 2 more cases, bringing the count there to 3. All of the listed cases are considered to be community spread.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe confirmed a case in Todd County on Thursday night.

As of Friday morning there are 58 confirmed cases in South Dakota, with 1 death and 21 listed as recovered.

The DOH would like to remind everyone that there are ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

  • Self-isolate if you are 65 years of age, have a compromised immune system, or a medical condition such as diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease.
  • Everyone is urged to stay home.
  • Wash your hands for at least twenty seconds.
  • Avoid close contact with people that are sick.
  • Maintain 6 ft. distance with others and avoid groups of 10 or more.
  • Stay away from work, school, or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms, fever, or cough.
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