SD DOH: West River sees 14 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths

PIERRE, S.D. – Friday’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health show a total of 6,158 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in South Dakota, up 49 from Thursday.

14 of Friday’s new cases are West River – six in Pennington County, four in Lyman County and one each in Lawrence, Custer, Corson and Meade Counties. 

Two additional Pennington County residents have died from coronavirus-related complications. A total of 11 people have died in that county alone. One death was reported in Jackson County, the first there from COVID-19. Statewide, 81 have died.

Mass testing for COVID-19 will take place at the Oyate Health Center this Saturday in Rapid City. All who are eligible for service from Indian Health Services can get tested.

The testing will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all who want to be tested are advised to register in advance. To register call (605) 355-2422 or (605) 355-2453.

Across the state, 801 cases are considered active. That number is down from 810 on Thursday. An additional 55 people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of recovered to 5,276.

A total of 95 people are currently hospitalized in the state and a total of 589 people have ever been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

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