South Dakota hits another high for daily COVID-19 toll

October 2, 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota health officials have reported all-time highs for the toll of the coronavirus with 13 deaths and 747 more people who tested positive.

State epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton says communities statewide – from cities to rural areas – are seeing significant levels of the virus.

He noted that that 245 of the infections reported were backlogged from previous days after a reporting error.

One of the largest outbreaks came from a women’s prison in Pierre as mass testing revealed that 29 more women in one housing unit had the virus.

A total of 197 prisoners and staff have tested positive and 110 have recovered.