21 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) - South Dakota now has 129 positive cases of COVID-19 as well as two deaths. The latest death was reported in Beadle County.

South Dakota now has 129 positive cases of COVID-19, which is 21 more than the day before. (MGN)

Dr. Joshua Clayton, South Dakota epidemiologist, says none of the 21 new people with the virus have been hospitalized. A dozen people, however, are still in the hospital. The doctor also said that 51 people have recovered.

While the number of cases continues to rise, the virus is not spreading to new counties. As of Wednesday morning, 29 of the state's 66 counties reported at least one coronavirus infection.

Minnehaha County continues to be the hardest hit by the coronavirus; with 40 cases. Beadle, where the virus first spread through the community, has 21.

West River is relatively stable. Lawrence County reports six COVID-19 infections. Two of those people have already recovered, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. Of Pennington County’s five cases, one has recovered.

A detailed breakdown of counties is on the Department of Health’s website: https://doh.sd.gov/news/Coronavirus.aspx.

People seeking information on COVID-19 should make sure it comes from verifiable, accurate sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and the South Dakota Department of Health.