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South Dakota reports 146 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, as numbers climb

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Drivers line up outside an Avera Health facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on June 23 to be tested for COVID-19. (Jeremy Fugleberg/Forum News Service)

PIERRE, S.D. — The state's COVID-19 cases steadily climbed over the weekend, as 146 new cases were detected on Saturday and Sunday, combined.

There were 91 new COVID-19 positive cases reported Saturday, while Sunday saw 55, bringing the total positive cases in the state to 6,681, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. On a more positive note, recoveries climbed up a bit to a total of 5,752, as of Sunday, June 28's recent update.

About 8% of all COVID-19 tests in South Dakota have rendered a positive result, while the state has processed more than 72,000 negative tests.

The death toll from the coronavirus rose to 91 in South Dakota on Saturday, June 27, up three from Friday, according to the state's Dakota Department of Health. The deaths were two women and one man. Two were in the 60-to-69 age range while the other was in the 70 to 79 age range. No deaths were reported on Sunday.

Active cases are at 838 and current hospitalizations are at 75. While cases climbed over the weekend, South Dakota hasn't experienced new record highs since the virus swept through the state in early March.


Deaths from COVID-19:

  • Minnehaha County, 57

  • Pennington County, 16

  • Beadle County, 6

  • Brown County, 2

  • Meade County, 1

  • Faulk County, 1

  • Buffalo County , 1

  • Union County, 1

  • Lincoln County, 1

  • Jackson County, 1

  • Jerauld County, 1

  • Lake County, 1

  • McCook County, 1

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Sam Fosness joined the Mitchell Republic in May 2018. He was raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School. He continued his education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in English. During his time in college, Fosness worked as a news and sports reporter for The Volante newspaper.
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