Update on South Dakota and the coronavirus: 76 COVID-19 cases, no deaths

South Dakota on Tuesday reported 76 new cases of COVID-19 while the state saw a slight increase in the number of daily cases reported over the last two weeks, according to data from the Department of Health.


While several states have seen large spikes in cases, South Dakota has not experienced a significant increase. Both active cases and hospitalizations from the virus have declined in recent days. The state has recorded 8,019 total cases of COVID-19, but 88% of those have recovered, according to the Department of Health.

So far, 118 people have died from the virus, but no new deaths were reported on Tuesday.

Pennington County, which contains Rapid City, saw the largest increase in cases with 25 new infections recorded. Influxes of tourists for events like the Mount Rushmore fireworks display on July 3 caused some doctors to be wary of an increase in cases, but the Department of Health has not yet reported an outbreak from the event.

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