160 positive COVID-19 cases on South Dakota college campuses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Trackers following coronavirus cases at South Dakota’s six higher education institutions shows 160 active positive cases overall and more than 600 additional people in isolation or quarantine.

The numbers posted to the schools’ websites as part of the South Dakota Board of Regents’ effort to keep the public updated on the number of cases on the campuses. The tracker tool is based on self-reported cases from each of the colleges, the Argus Leader reported.

Regents Executive Director Bran Maher says it also includes reported to the universities by the state health department.

The largest group of COVID-19 cases is at the University of South Dakota, officials said. The university has four active employee cases, 94 active student cases and 406 people in quarantine or isolation either at home or on campus.

The other schools tracking the virus include Black Hills State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Northern State University and South Dakota State University and Dakota State University.