PIERRE, SD (KELO) – Thirteen new deaths from COVID-19 have been announced along with a new active record of the number of cases in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.
The death toll in South Dakota rose to 304. The 13 new deaths included eight men and five women. One death was listed in the age range 40-49, one in the age group 60-69, three in the age range 70-79 and eight victims listed in the age range 80+. The new deaths were listed in the following counties: Beadle, Bruhl, Gregory, Gerauld (2), Lincoln, Mead (2), Minehaha (3), Oglala Lakota and Pennington County.
797 new cases of coronavirus were reported on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 31
The active cases are already at 7,132, compared to Wednesday (6,604). This is also the highest number of active cases in South Dakota since the beginning of the pandemic.
The current number of people in hospitals in South Dakota for COVID-19 is 304, compared to Wednesday (303). The total number of hospitalizations for South Dakota residents by COVID-19 is now 2,000, compared with Wednesday (1963).
The total number of negative people tested is now 193,227, compared to Wednesday (192,106).
1918 new faces were reported on Thursday.