HURON — Numbers across the state were down to some degree on Friday, but even without reporting a single new number, Beadle County accomplished something that hadn’t been seen in the county’s numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) since August 2020.
The state added 200 new positive cases in Friday’s DOH numbers along with 267 new recovered cases. That dropped the active cases down to 2,417.
Beadle County did not report a single new test on Friday, which meant the county did not report a new positive case for the second consecutive day. The county’s active cases remain at 38.
The two consecutive days of no new positive cases was the first time since August 16-19 that the county had reported consecutive days of no new positive cases, a time lapse of more than seven and a half months between periods with consecutive “zero positive” days.
With 11 more recovered cases than positive cases thus far in April in the Heartland Region, active cases have gone down across the seven-county region. Through Friday’s DOH numbers, the Heartland reports 140 active virus cases.