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Weekly COVID-19 update – new cases top 1,100; three new deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health has reported an uptick in the number of new cases of COVID-19 over the past week.

In their weekly report issued Wednesday, health officials reported 1,105 new cases of the virus.

Active cases are now at 759, up from the previous report (616).

Hospitalizations rose by two over the past week to 74 and there were 3 new deaths among cases reported. The new deaths send the state’s total to 3,099. The three new deaths were from Davison, Fall River and Minnehaha counties.

Across the Black Hills area, Pennington County had the most new cases over the latest reporting period – which is November 23rd through the 29th. Pennington reported 79 new cases.

Oglala Lakota County had the second highest number of new cases with 27 and Lawrence County had the next highest amount with 26.

Elsewhere, Meade County added 18 new cases, Fall River County reported 9, Custer County tallied 4 and there were 2 new cases listed out of Butte County.

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