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South Dakota shatters daily COVID-19 record with more than 1,100 cases; 9 deaths – Argus Leader

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Trevor J. Mitchell
 
| Sioux Falls Argus Leader

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South Dakota added more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases for the first time on Friday morning, along with nine more deaths, according to data released by the South Dakota Department of Health.

In total, 1,185 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, breaking the daily record set on Thursday when the state reported 973 new cases.

Of the nine deaths reported on Friday, five were women and three were men. Three of the deaths reported were people 80+ years of age, five were people between 70-79 years of age and one was a person between 50-59 years of age.

Counties reporting deaths were Gregory (1), Jerauld (1), Lincoln (1), Minnehaha (2) , Pennington (2), Turner (1), and Union (1). 

There have been 356 people killed by the disease in South Dakota.

Total hospitalizations are down slightly from Thursday, with 349 people currently in the hospital with the disease.

COVID-19 patients are occupying 13.2% of staffed hospital beds and 24.9% of staffed ICU beds. Non-COVID-19 patients are occupying just over 52% of staffed hospital beds and about 43% of staffed ICU beds.

The state now has a total of 37,202 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 9,862 of them currently active.

This is a developing story. Stay with argusleader.com for updates.

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