The number of new coronavirus cases in counties in the Black Hills continues to grow.
Pennington County added 14 new infections in Sunday’s South Dakota Department of Health daily report. There have been 1,042 total positive tests and the number of active cases grew by one to 152 on Sunday. There were 74 tests included in Pennington County’s report – a 19% positivity rate.
Meade and Lawrence counties each reported a dozen new cases. There were 47 tests in Meade County (25.5% positive) and 20 tests in Lawrence County – 60% positive. Custer County reported eight new cases and one of the four tests from Butte County was positive. Oglala Lakota and Fall River counties reported no new infections Sunday.
The report included 141 positive tests out of 1,130 in South Dakota – 12.4% positive. There have been 11,276 positive tests and 1,551 of those are still active infections – up 11 more since Saturday. There are 62 people being treated in hospitals across the state – down four from Saturday. Twelve of those are in the Monument Health system. Three children between 10-19 are being treated in the hospital and three more people in their 20s are hospitalized.
A Bon Homme County man in his 80s became the 161st death reported in South Dakota due to COVID-19 infection.
Minnehaha County reported 21 new infections Sunday. Brown County added 12 and Codington County reported 10 new cases. Brookings County added eight new cases while Clay and Lincoln counties reported six each. Deuel County reported five new infections and Yankton County added four. Hughes County added three new cases and Beadle, Davison and Marshall counties reported two.
Aurora, Charles Mix, Day, Dewey, Hamlin, Hyde, Kingsbury, Lake, Lyman, Moody, Spink, Walworth, and Ziebach counties each reported one new infection.
Four children under 10 were included in Sunday’s new infections. There were 14 between 10-19 years of age and 46 people in their 20s. Eleven new infections in people over 70 were included in Sunday’s report.