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South Dakota reports 129 new cases of COVID-19

August 9, 2020 GMT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota reported 129 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and no new deaths, according to the Department of Health.

The number of active cases remained above 1,000 for the second consecutive day, with 1,125 people who have active infections statewide. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has increased by about 24, an increase of 38%.

The number of hospitalizations from the coronavirus increased by seven from Saturday, with 55 people currently requiring hospital care.

Over the course of the pandemic, 9,605 people have been confirmed to have COVID-19. While 87% of them have recovered, 146 people have died.