PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — The death toll from the coronavirus in South Dakota surpassed 200 cases on Sunday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. Two more deaths were reported, bringing the total to 202.
The two deaths were men in the 70-79 and 80+ age ranges. They were both from Minnehaha County.
On Sunday, 252 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count since the pandemic started to 18,696, up from Saturday (18,444).
Active cases decreased to 2,843, down from Saturday (2,946).
Persons currently hospitalized from COVID-19 is now at 170, up from Saturday (153). Total hospitalizations, which are South Dakota residents only, is now at 1,288, up from Saturday (1,268).
Total recoveries, persons no longer able to transmit the virus, are now at 15,651, up from Saturday (15,298).
Total persons who have tested negative is now at 157,657, up from Saturday (156,777).
There were 1,132 new persons tested reported on Sunday.