PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — Active COVID-19 cases continued to climb in South Dakota and total positive case numbers surpassed 13,500 in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.
On Monday, 187 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 13,509, up from Sunday (13,322). Recovered cases, someone no longer able to transmit the virus, is now at 10,612, up 101 from Sunday (10,511).
Active cases are now at 2,730, up from Sunday (2,644) and the 10th straight day of a new record for total active cases.
Current hospitalizations are at 76, down from Sunday (78). Total hospitalizations, which are only South Dakota residents ever hospitalized by COVID-19, are now at 1,029, up from Sunday (1,017).
The death toll remained at 167.
Total persons tested negative is now at 133,020, up from Sunday (132,329).
There were 878 new persons tested in Monday’s report.