South Dakota’s number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 drops to 54

July 8, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—There’s no risk of South Dakota hospitals being overrun by COVID-19 patients—at least not now.

The State Health Department reports just 54 hospitalizations from coronavirus patients on a statewide level today. That’s ten fewer than Tuesday, and on average, less than one per county. South Dakota has 66 counties. 

The total number of positive cases statewide is at 7,242, but of that number, 6,280 people, or 87-percent of them, have recovered.

Three South Dakota counties, Harding, Perkins and Potter, have still not reported a single case of COVID-19 in their county since the pandemic began. Five other counties, Ziebach, Sully, Jones, Haakon and Butte, have reported only one case each. 

Active cases in Codington County are at 23, a drop of two from Tuesday.