PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — The number of positive COVID-19 cases in South Dakota passed the 400 mark on Thursday.

The latest results released by the state Department of Health show an increase of 54 positive cases for a total of 447, up from Wednesday (393). Recoveries reached 161 with 15 new recoveries announced, up from Wednesday (146). 

There are no new deaths reported in the state from COVID-19, so that total remains at six.

Active cases are at 280, up from Wednesday (241). Cumulative hospitalizations are at 27, up 1 from Wednesday (26). Negative tests went to 6,700, up 345 from Wednesday (6,355). 

46 of the new 54 cases are in Minnehaha County.


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