SD DOH reports four more deaths due to COVID-19, 60 new positive cases statewide
PIERRE, S.D. – The latest numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show four more deaths from coronavirus-related complications as of Thursday, with 60 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 statewide.
All four deaths were Minnehaha County residents. A total of 38 people have died in that county alone. Statewide, 43 have died.
A total of 3,792 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 60 from Wednesday. 5 of Thursday’s new cases are West River – 4 in Pennington County and 1 in Lyman County.
Wednesday evening, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe announced that it will enforce a 78 hour reservation-wide lockdown in response to the spread of COVID-19 in the area.
The reservation will be locked down from 12:00 a.m. Thursday, May 14th until 6:00 a.m. Sunday, May 17th in accordance with RST Council Resolution 2020-75, in which the RST Council authorized him to act in such a manner.
Across the state, 1,312 cases are considered active. That number is down from 1,326 on Wednesday. An additional 70 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 2,437.
A total of 85 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 290 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.