South Dakota surpasses 1,000 active cases

State adds 106 cases of COVID-19

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PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health announced Saturday, Aug. 8, that 106 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. The department also reported two individuals have died from the illness, bringing the statewide total to 146.

The new totals come from 1,741 tests Friday, while active cases in the state jumped by 41. There are now 1,024 individuals who currently have the COVID-19 virus. It’s the first time the state has seen active numbers break 1,000 since June 8. This comes as the state begins its 80th annual Sturgis Bike Rally in the Black Hills, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 16.

A total of 9,371 people have tested positive for the virus in the state, while 8,307 of them have recovered. Current hospitalizations rose by just one Saturday, with that number sitting at 48.

The 6% positivity rate is below the state’s cumulative average of roughly 9%. In the state, 119,987 people have been tested for the virus, with 151,085 total tests completed.

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