South Dakota reports two additional coronavirus deaths
Number of recoveries exceeds new positives
PIERRE, S.D. – Two more people have died in South Dakota from COVID-19-related complications, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 13. As of Wednesday, a total of 2,373 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state.
According to the Department of Health website, two men over the age of 80, both from Minnehaha County, have died. The state reports an additional 60 confirmed coronavirus cases – all but one case are East River.
Of the 60 new cases, 45 are in Minnehaha County, five in Lincoln County, two in Brown County, three in Union County, one in Clay County, one in Charles Mix County, two in Moody County, and one in Lyman County.
One case is considered active in Lyman County, six in Stanley County, and one in Pennington County. Of the 34 total reported positives West River, these eight cases are the only active cases in the western half of the state.
Statewide, 868 cases are considered active, down from 909 Tuesday. The number of people currently needing hospitalization stays constant from Tuesday at 69.
One hundred people have reportedly recovered, bringing the state’s total to 1,492. That number up by 100 from the previous day.