State sees lowest new positive cases in 7 months


HURON — As numbers in the state have declined, many testing locations in the state have gone offline on the weekends, making Monday numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) that reflect the test results provided to the DOH from testing on Sunday typically low.

Monday’s numbers were a low number in new positive cases that hasn’t been seen since July 13. To put that into perspective, July 13 was also a Monday, but it was 224 days ago, or 7 months, 9 days, or exactly 32 weeks.

South Dakota added 30 positive cases Monday, per DOH’s numbers, along with 63 new recovered cases. The numbers on July 13 were 25 new positive cases and haven’t been that low since.

Active cases in the state dipped to 1,933.

Beadle County was like much of the rest of the region, reporting no new positive cases and no new recovered cases. The active cases in Beadle remained at 74.

The seven-county Heartland Region reported just one new positive case across the region. One new recovered case was reported as well, which kept the active cases in the Heartland at 133.

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