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South Dakota now has more than 5,000 COVID-19 cases

 As of Monday, June 1, the coronavirus has spread to 53 of South Dakota's 66 counties; killing 62 people. (MGN)
As of Monday, June 1, the coronavirus has spread to 53 of South Dakota's 66 counties; killing 62 people. (MGN) (KOTA)
Published: Jun. 1, 2020 at 11:37 AM CDT
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South Dakota reached the 5,000 mark for confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to state Department of Health data released Monday morning.

The state has 5,034 positive coronavirus infections with 41 new cases; but no new deaths were reported.

Pennington County added eight and now has 235 COVID-19 cases. Other West River counties with more infections include Oglala Lakota with five new reports for a total of 31; and two reported in Meade which now has 21 infections.

While the coronavirus has spread to 56 of the state's 66 counties, the number of active cases is dropping, down 25 in the last 24 hours. The number of people who have recovered is also rising, to 3,903.

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