South Dakota adds 293 cases

3 additional deaths were reported as active cases rose by 25

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PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health announced Saturday, Sept. 5., that 293 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. The department also reported three additional deaths in the state, bringing the statewide total to 173.

The new numbers come from 1,614 tests conducted Friday. Active cases, which have risen by almost 2,000 in the past month, rose by 25 Saturday; 3,057 are currently infected with the virus in the state. Saturday’s results yielded an 18.15% positivity rate, while the cumulative rate is 9.67%.

Hospitalizations rose steeply by 13 Friday, but dropped by three Saturday. Eighty-six residents are currently hospitalized with the virus that has claimed more than 180,000 lives nationwide.

Four percent of the state's hospital beds are occupied by patients with COVID-19, while 46% of hospital beds remain available.

Of the active cases in the state, 1,808 come from individuals ages 10-39. Minnehaha County has the most cumulative cases at 5,548, while Pennington County is second with 1,598 total cases. Total cases in the state sits at 14,889 individuals.


A total of 204,462 tests have been completed in the state, while 153,907 are of unique individuals (total persons tested).

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