33 new positive COVID-19 tests in S.D., no new deaths Sunday


BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 33 new positive coronavirus cases and no new deaths Sunday. 

The number of South Dakotans who have tested positive for COVID-19 rose to 4,993 as of midday Sunday, up 33 from Saturday’s data, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

Brookings County cases remain at 16 positive tests, and 15 of those people have recovered. There have been 676 negative tests in Brookings County as of Sunday, the state reported.

Of the 4,993 statewide cases, 1,094 are classified as active (up by one from Saturday). So far, 3,837 people have recovered (32 new), 432 people have been hospitalized at some point (five new), 86 people are currently hospitalized (down by seven), and 62 people have died.

There have been 39,135 total negative tests (2,713 new) in South Dakota. Of those, laboratories have reported 2,648 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 3,349 as of midday Sunday, up by four since Saturday. Increases in positive cases Sunday also include, but are not limited to, 9 in Beadle County and nine in Pennington.

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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