TUESDAY UPDATE: South Dakota COVID-19 death toll rises to six, total positive cases now at 320

April 7, 2020

Mike Tanner


PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakota Health Department officials announced two more deaths in the state as a result of the COVID-19 virus, bringing the total to six overall.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton says the deaths have occurred in the counties of Beadle (two), McCook (one), Minnehaha (two) and Pennington (one). 

Four of the deaths have been men, two have been women. 

Tuesday’s report lists total cumulative cases statewide have reached 320. That’s up 32 cases from Monday. Ninety-eight South Dakotans who’ve been stricken with the virus have recovered. 

The majority of the new cases, 25 of them, are reported in Minnehaha County, which leads the state with 165 cases. Other new cases were reported in the counties of Brookings, Clay, Codington, Lincoln, and Lyman. 

Codington County has now reported 12 cases, four of which have recovered. 

The number of negative tests performed by the State Health Lab are 5,948. Two tests are pending.