South Dakota confirms 201 new cases of the coronavirus

September 13, 2020 GMT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials on Sunday confirmed 201 positive tests for the conoranvirus, raising the state’s total to 16,639 cases,

The update showed a 15% percent positivity rate on 1,347 tests. South Dakota ranks second in the country in the number of cases per capita in the last two weeks, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

The number of active cases are down 54 from Saturday, for a total of 2,461. The report shows 110 people hospitalized across the state, an increase of one from Saturday.

Minnehaha County reported 35 new cases, raising the county’s total to 5,874.

For most people, the new 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.