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South Dakota crosses 4,000 active COVID-19 case mark, adds 11 to death toll

464 new cases were added Saturday

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This image shows a microscopic view of the COVID-19 virus. Submitted

South Dakota crossed the threshold of 4,000 active cases of COVID-19 and added 11 deaths on Saturday, Oct. 3, according to state Department of Health data.

The state recorded 4,112 active cases with 464 new cases added on Saturday. The new figures represented a 125 active case increase and was the fourth straight day South Dakota's active coronavirus count has increased to record levels.

Saturday's numbers cap a week that included more than 3,000 cases of COVID-19 and 30 deaths recorded from the virus in the last seven days. The 11 deaths — eight men and three women — recorded Saturday is the second time this week that South Dakota has recorded 10 deaths or more in a single day.

South Dakota has now had a total of 23,986 individuals test positive for COVID-19.

A total of 215 residents are currently hospitalized and 328 individuals have been deemed recovered, according to DOH records.


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Traxler is the assistant editor and sports editor for the Mitchell Republic. He's worked for the newspaper since 2014 and has covered a wide variety of topics. He can be reached at mtraxler@mitchellrepublic.com.
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