Pennington, Minnehaha counties record more COVID-19 deaths

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PIERRE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Pennington and Minnehaha counties each recorded another COVID-19 death as the state toll rises to 48.

As South Dakota embarked on a more-aggressive testing strategy this week, the number of reported infections rises. In the last 24-hour report period, the state had 73 newly confirmed coronavirus cases; pushing the state tally to 4,250.

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Pennington County once again had more confirmed COVID-19 cases than Minnehaha. Pennington has 15; compared to Minnehaha's 13. Three Pennington County people have now died due to the coronavirus; while Minnehaha has 41 of the 48 deaths.

The positive trend of fewer active cases continues in South Dakota. Wednesday, there were 1,057 active cases; a drop of 51 from Tuesday. However, 81 people are still hospitalized.

You can see more-detailed data by going to the state Department of Health website link listed below.

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.