SD DOH: Six new COVID-19 deaths statewide, three in Pennington County

PIERRE, S.D. – Friday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show a total of 7,401 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 65 from Thursday.

24 of Friday’s new cases are West River – eight in Pennington County, six in Dewey County, four in Todd County, three in Lyman County and one each in Butte, Tripp and Ziebach Counties.

Statewide, six additional South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications, three of which were in Pennington County. A total of 21 people have died in that county alone. Hughes County reported the first two deaths there, and Minnehaha County reported an additional death. In total, 107 people have died statewide.

Across the state, 886 cases are considered active. That number is down from 904 on Thursday. An additional 77 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 6,408.

A total of 65 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 726 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

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