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South Dakota sees record COVID-19 deaths Saturday – Argus Leader

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Nov 29, 2020

South Dakota reported a record 54 people died from COVID-19 on Saturday as the Department of Health reported 819 new cases.

There are now 17,106 active coronavirus cases in South Dakota. The reported 54 new deaths brings the total since the start of the pandemic to 942.

Thirty-one men and 23 women died, the Department of Health said. Five deaths were in the 50-59 age range, 11 in the 60-69 age range and 13 were from the 70-79 age range. Twenty-five people aged over 80 died.

They were residents of Minnehaha (11), Codington (4), Pennington (4), Davison (4), Aurora (2), Buffalo (2), Day (2), Faulk (2), Jackson (2), Lincoln (2), Oglala Lakota (2), Roberts (2), Tripp (2), Turner (2), Union (2), Beadle, Brown, Charles Mix, Grant, Gregory, Hamlin, Hanson, Hutchinson and Walworth Counties.

Minnehaha County saw the largest increase of cases with 202 followed by Pennington (90), Yankton (45), Brown (44), and Lincoln (32), according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

The state reported that the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased by 30 in the last day. Saturday, 539 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. Just over 38.5% of hospital beds are available in the state. There are only 18.1% of adult ICU beds available in the state.

 

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