West river COVID-19 cases rise by 17; 11 reported in Pennington County

72 cases were reported statewide on Sunday.

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota saw its number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rise by 72 Sunday, bringing the state’s total to nearly 6,300.

17 cases were found west river – 11 in Pennington County, three in Tripp County and one each in Custer County, Lyman County and Oglala Lakota County.

Minnehaha County, which leads the state in the number of cases of coronavirus, reported 20 new cases. That county’s total number stands at over 3,500 while 3,250 have recovered. 54 people recovered from the virus on Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 5,389.

On Saturday, a mass testing event started at the Oyate Health Center in Rapid City. The event ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Statewide, there are 827 active cases, up 18 from Saturday.

The number of people that are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 is 89. That number is down two from Saturday. A total of 608 people have ever been hospitalized from the virus.

No new COVID-19 related deaths were reported Sunday, leaving the state’s total at 81.

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