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Tuesday, November 17, COVID-19 Update

Tuesday, November 17, COVID-19 Update

South Dakota health officials report 1,006 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday


Gary Matthews - November 17, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota had 1,006 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Tuesday update from state health officials with hospitalizations up 22 to 582.

Despite the increase in hospitalizations, health officials reported that available I.C.U. capacity increased across the Black Hills health care system – up to 18.8-percent from Monday’s 6.4-percent.

Active cases rose 485 Tuesday to 18,624 and for the second day in a row, there were no deaths – keeping the state’s death toll at 644.

New cases across West River totaled 221 today. Pennington County had 82 to send the cumulative total there to 7,159 with 2,008 remaining active.

Meade County had 24 new cases and Lawrence County added 22. Meade County’s total rises to 1,465 with 347 active and Lawrence County’s total is 1,690 with 506 remaining active.

Other new cases across West River Tuesday include 17 in Stanley, 11 in Oglala Lakota, 9 in Lyman, 8 each in Butte, Perkins and Todd, 6 in Fall River, 5 in Haakon, 4 each in Custer, Dewey, Jones, Gregory and Bennett and one in Corson counties.

There were 2,212 new persons tested reported on Tuesday. The new person test positivity-rate is 45 percent for Tuesday. The latest 7-day all test positivity rate, reported by the DOH, is 21.2 percent.



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