All Heartland counties see new positive cases


HURON — On the six-month anniversary of the first announced case of COVID-19 in Beadle County, every county in the Heartland Region announced at least one new positive case in Friday’s numbers released by the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH).

The state announced 283 new positive cases to take the overall positive cases in the state over the 16,000 mark, finishing at 16,117. With 224 new recovered cases, the state total is now 13,425 recovered cases and 177 deaths. There are currently 2,515 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

Eighteen new hospitalizations brought the overall total of hospitalizations the state has ever recorded from the virus to 1,138. The state has tested 18.19% of the population.

Beadle County added one new positive test Friday. That brings the county’s overall total to 657. Two new recovered cases lifts the overall recovered in the county to 624. Nine have passed away from the virus and 24 have been hospitalized due to complications from the virus in Beadle County.

Beadle presently has 24 active cases and has tested 15.16% of the county’s population.

Spink County led the counties adding new cases on Friday with five new positive cases, though the county also added five new recovered cases, keeping its active case load at 27. Spink leads the region with 22.22% of residents tested.

Kingsbury County had two new positive cases Friday, bringing its active cases to seven.

Clark, Hand, Jerauld, and Sanborn counties each added one new case in Friday’s numbers from the DOH.

Overall, the seven-county Heartland region has now totaled 869 positive cases and 787 recovered cases with 15.77% of residents tested. There are 72 active cases in the region.

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