New cases of the coronavirus in South Dakota increase by 90
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — New cases of the coronavirus in South Dakota grew by 90 and the number of people hospitalized increased by 10, state health officials reported Saturday.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 5,367, including nearly 3,400 in Minnehaha County, which includes Sioux Falls. There are currently 93 people who are hospitalized.
No new deaths were confirmed, the state Health Department said. Active cases dropped by four from Friday, to 1,029.
Beadle, Pennington, Brown and Lincoln counties have all reported more than 200 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic took hold in South Dakota.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.