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South Dakota surpasses 1,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases for second time on Sunday

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South Dakota surpassed 1,000 confirmed new COVID-19 cases for the second time since Oct. 7 on Sunday.

The State Department of Health announced 1,017 new confirmed cases and 46 probable cases, marking the second-highest single-day total since the beginning of the pandemic. The new case count trails the Oct. 7 total of 1,030.

Eleven new deaths were also reported, bringing the statewide total to 375, as well as 10 new hospitalizations.

There are currently 10,745 active COVID-19 cases and 37,979 confirmed cases all-time, with 28,083 recoveries, according to the SDDOH.

Three new COVID-19 deaths brought the all-time total of deaths in Davison County to eight on Saturday. Davison County also announced 22 new confirmed cases and one probable new case on Sunday. There are now 312 active cases in the county and 823 confirmed cases all-time.


South Dakota is currently No. 2 in the country with 625 new cases per 100,000 people. North Dakota is currently No. 1 with 737 and Montana is third with 455.

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