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South Dakota reports 141 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

August 23, 2020 GMT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials are reporting 141 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state and one new death.

The state has now had a total of 11,276 cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday. There were a record 1,551 cases still active.

The South Dakota Department of Health reports 9,564 recoveries from the disease, and a total of 62 people are currently hospitalized.

With the new death reported Sunday, South Dakota’s death toll from the disease has risen to 161.

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.