28 new positive COVID-19 tests Sunday; no new deaths


BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 28 new positive coronavirus cases and no new deaths Sunday. Active cases continue to drop, with recoveries outpacing new cases this weekend.

The number of South Dakotans who have tested positive for COVID-19 rose to 3,987 as of midday Sunday, up 28 from Saturday’s data, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

Brookings County cases remain at 14 positive tests, and all 14 of those people have recovered. There have been 490 negative tests in Brookings County as of Sunday, the state reported.

Of the 3,987 statewide cases, 1,219 are classified as active. So far, 2,724 people have recovered (51 new), 312 people have been hospitalized at some point (eight new), 77 people are currently hospitalized, and 44 people have died.

There have been 24,572 total negative tests (355 new) in South Dakota. Of those, laboratories have reported 1,414 negative tests to the SDDOH that are not assigned to specific counties.

The county with the most positive tests in South Dakota is Minnehaha, with 3,135 as of midday Sunday, up by 16 since Saturday.

The actual number of infections in the state is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested and studies suggest people can be infected without feeling sick.

The figures released by the state Department of Health do not include individuals who are asymptomatic or have symptoms of the coronavirus but are not being tested.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

Learn more at www.covid.sd.gov.

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