South Dakota sees 2 new COVID-19 deaths, 58 new cases

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP/KCAU) – Health officials confirmed 2 new COVID-19 deaths and 58 new cases of the virus in South Dakota, Tuesday.

134 new recoveries from the virus were also confirmed.

The state tallies a total of 4,085 positive cases of COVID-19 including 2,914 recoveries.

The two deaths reported Tuesday morning were both residents of Minnehaha county which has seen 40 of South Dakota’s 46 COVID-19 deaths.

The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH), reports a total of 1,125 active cases in the state.

The DOH reports 25,624 South Dakotans have tested negative for the virus.

Currently, 77 South Dakotans are hospitalized due to COVID-19. In total, 327 people in the state have been hospitalized at some point due to the virus.

Minnehaha County continues to lead the state in infections, with 3,165 cases and 40 deaths.

Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken is preparing to lift all COVID-19 business restrictions in South Dakota’s largest city.

The Argus Leader reports the mayor is proposing to repeal the “no mingling” ordinance that caps the size of groups that can be in bars and restaurants.

TenHaken said in an email to City Council members on Monday that Minnehaha and Lincoln counties are “experiencing a regular downward trend” in COVID-19 data.

Below is a list of South Dakota counties in Siouxland and their total number of positive and recovered COVID-19 cases. All numbers are as reported by the DOH.

  • Union
    • 62 total, 44 recoveries
  • Lincoln
    • 205 total, 164 recoveries
  • Clay
    • 15 total, 8 recoveries
  • Yankton
    • 42 total, 26 recoveries
  • Bon Homme
    • 4 total, 4 recoveries
  • Hutchinson
    • 3 total, 3 recoveries

For detailed demographic information, visit the DOH’s website.

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