South Dakota officials confirm 50 new coronavirus cases

July 4, 2020 GMT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Health officials in South Dakota have confirmed 50 new coronavirus cases.

As of Saturday morning, the state has seen 7,028 cases and 97 deaths. The state has 869 active cases and only 54 people are currently hospitalized.

Minnehaha County has seen the most cases by far with 3,659 confirmed infections. Pennington County has seen the second highest number of cases at 556.

The actual number of infections is thought to be far higher than the state’s totals because many people have not been tested and studies suggest people can be infected without feeling sick.


Health officials have warned that President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July rally at Mount Rushmore on Friday evening could spread the virus across the state.