4 deaths reported in South Dakota as cases rise by 103

Active cases also rose by 40

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PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health announced Saturday, Aug. 1, that 103 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. The department also reported four individuals have died from the illness, bringing the statewide total to 134.

The new cases come from 1,297 tests Friday, the second straight day with over 1,000 tests. The active case count, which has stayed relatively stagnant since June, rose by 40, with 913 individuals known to currently have the virus. There are 8,867 people who have now tested positive for the virus in the state.

Friday’s results yielded a 7.94% positivity rate, just over the 7.85% cumulative average in the state. An additional 59 people have recovered the disease, as 7,820 of the infected have beaten the virus.

Minnehaha County has the most cases with 4,198, while Pennington sits at 818. Beadle and Lincoln counties report 587, and 561, respectively. Total testing in the state is now at 112,932.

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