BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 40 new positive coronavirus cases and no new deaths Monday. Active cases continue to drop, with recoveries outpacing new cases.
The number of South Dakotans who have tested positive for COVID-19 rose to 4,027 as of midday Monday, up 40 from Sunday’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 502 negative tests in Brookings County as of Monday, the state reported.
Of the 4,027 statewide cases, 1,199 are classified as active (down by 20 from Sunday). So far, 2,784 people have recovered (60 new), 316 people have been hospitalized at some point (four new), 77 people are currently hospitalized, and 44 people have died.
There have been 25,018 total negative tests (446 new) in South Dakota. Of those, laboratories have reported 1,547 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 3,150 as of midday Monday, up by 15 since Sunday. Increases in positive cases also include, but are not limited to, six in Beadle County, four in Brown County and six in Pennington County.
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.