(3/27 UPDATE): Covid-19 count in South Dakota at 58; several counties report first case

March 27, 2020

Mike Tanner


PIERRE, S.D.–The South Dakota Department of Health reported Friday that the state’s total number of positive cases of the COVID-19 virus has risen to 58. That’s twelve higher than Thursday.


Several counties are now reporting their first cases of the virus, including Aurora, Faulk, Lawrence and Union.


Minnehaha County has the most cases with 18. Beadle County has 16. There have been three cases reported in Pennington County, and two each in Brown, Davison, Lawrence, Lincoln, and McCook counties. No other counties have more than one case.


Codington County has one case. 


The health department says 2,387 people have tested negative for the virus. Only twenty test results are pending, and 21 people have recovered. One person has died from the virus.


Thirty one of the positive cases in South Dakota have been in males; 27 in females.


A look at the number of positive cases each day this week:


Monday  28

Tuesday  30

Wednesday 41

Thursday 46

Friday 58


All of the data can be found at: https://doh.sd.gov/news/coronavirus.aspx