SUNDAY UPDATE: Pennington adds another 14 cases


PIERRE, S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) - The coronavirus continues to show up more in Pennington County; with 14 new cases in the last 24-hour reporting period, bringing the county's total now to 152, the fourth highest total in the state. It is the only West River county with substantial spread of the virus.

South Dakota now has 4,563 COVID-19 cases. Active cases again jumped - up by 60 to 1,142.

Current hospitalizations dropped by 5, now at 90.

The elderly in South Dakota, like the rest of the country, suffer the most from the coronavirus. Of the state's 50 deaths, 28 are people 80 and older; another five were in their 70s; seven people in their 60s; seven in their 50s; one in their 40s and two who were in their 30s.

Elsewhere West River, Meade County now reports 10 cases, with 4 recovered. Oglala Lakota County now reports 17 positive cases with 2 recoveries and Fall River County 4. Lawrence County continues to report 9 cases and 9 recoveries, from 437 tests. In comparison, there have been 2,525 tests taken in Pennington County. Jackson County reported its first positive case Sunday.

For perspective: the top three counties with positive cases, Minnehaha, Lincoln and Brown, make up 82% of all positive cases in South Dakota.

In Wyoming, there are now 813 cases (positive plus presumptive), an increase of 10, with 12 deaths.

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