South Dakota officials report 61 COVID-19 cases from camp

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This Dec. 8, 2019, photo shows shows Mount Rushmore in Keystone, S.D. Organizers have scrapped plans to mandate social distancing during President Donald Trump’s appearance at a July 3, 2020, Mount Rushmore fireworks display and won’t limit the crowd due to coronavirus concerns, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Thursday, June 4, 2020. The Republican governor said the National Park Service is dolling out 7,500 tickets via lottery for the event, which marks the first time in a decade that fireworks will be set off at the memorial in recognition of Independence Day. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials reported that 61 people have COVID-19 after an outbreak at a summer camp in Keystone.

The average number of daily new cases statewide over the last two weeks has increased by 22, an increase of nearly 38%.  

The Department of Health reported 44 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday.  

Health officials say some of those cases are tied to outbreaks at several residential facilities. McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls has less than 15 cases.

Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison has less than 25 cases.

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