SD DOH: Four new COVID-19 deaths statewide, one in Todd County
PIERRE, S.D. – Wednesday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show four new COVID-19 deaths statewide, with one death in Todd County
Two additional Minnehaha residents have died from coronavirus-related complications. A total of 45 people have died in that county alone. Statewide, 54 have died.
A total of 4,710 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 57 from Tuesday. 17 of Wednesday’s new cases are West River – 10 in Pennington County, three in Oglala Lakota County, two in Todd County, one in Stanley County and one in Lyman County.
Governor Kristi Noem has previewed her plan to disburse the $1.25 billion the state has received from the federal government for coronavirus relief.
She says she’ll pass on some of the money to state and local governments responding to the coronavirus crisis. President Donald Trump’s administration is pushing governors to use the money and share it with local governments. The governor says she will put the funds towards health care, small businesses, education and local governments. She still hopes to use some to make up for revenue loss, but would need federal approval to do that.
Across the state, 1,037 cases are considered active. That number is down from 1,075 on Tuesday. An additional 91 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 3,619.
A total of 101 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 391 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.