South Dakota saw its largest one day increase of COVID-19 cases on Friday since the pandemic began. The Department of Health reported 1,185 new cases and nine new deaths. Three-Hundred Fifty-Six deaths, so far, statewide have been contributed to the virus. The nine new deaths on Friday were five women and four men. Active cases in the state are now 9,862 up from Thursday’s count of 9,273. Currently there are 349 patients hospitalized, that is down six cases from Thursday.
Codington County added 34 new cases on Friday, bringing the total confirmed case count to 1,345. Of those cases, 1,037 have recovered and 315 cases remain active. Eighty-One patients have been hospitalized in Watertown since the beginning of the virus.
Clark County - 44 active cases
Day County – 40 active cases
Deuel County – 47 active cases
Grant County – 84 active cases
Roberts County – 72 active cases