South Dakota DOH announces updated COVID-19 cases

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PIERRE, S.D. — Updated numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health have confirmed 7 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the East River area, with overall state totals jumping to 108 confirmed cases.

Although Lawrence County appears to have increased by a single positive case as of Tuesday (6 cases), that case had previously been listed as being found in Butte County before being adjusted. Butte County is not currently among the counties listed on the state index.

Of the 108 postive cases, 12 people are listed as having been hospitalized for COVID-19, which according to DOH officials, represents the cumulative total of individuals who have been hospitalized at any point. 44 individuals are listed as having recovered from among the positive cases, with the death count remaining at 1.

East River counties like Beadle (20 cases) and Minnehaha (31 cases) still contain the overwhelming majority of South Dakota cases.

3,717 COVID-19 tests have been administered so far in South Dakota. Zero tests are currently pending at the state Public Health Laboratory, but this number does not include tests pending in commercial labs.

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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