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COVID-19 cases continue to decline, hospitalizations remain the same

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 update for Friday, October 8,  showed 292 new confirmed cases with an additional 60 as probable in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 128,285.

There are currently 213 people hospitalized with the virus, unchanged from Thursday’s report. One new death was reported, putting the state death toll at 2,171.

One hundred thirty-seven confirmed cases were reported West River: 68 in Pennington County, 24 in Meade County, 18 in Lawrence County, seven each in Fall River and Butte Counties, four each in Oglala Lakota and Todd Counties, and one each in Stanley, Jackson, Custer, Tripp, and Gregory Counties.

Eighty-seven cases were reported West River: 77 in Pennington County, two each in Corson, Meade, and Bennett Counties, and one each in Lawrence, Custer, Fall River, and Todd Counties.

In South Dakota, 6,589 cases are considered active, that number is down from 6,716 on Thursday.

An additional 477 people have recovered from the virus, which puts the total number of recoveries at 139,060.

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