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State reports 212 new COVID-19 infections but active cases down 28
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State reports 212 new COVID-19 infections but active cases down 28

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The daily report from the South Dakota Department of Health included 212 new COVID-19 infections.

Those new cases brought the state's total to 111,546 with 1,938 of those still considered active — a decrease of 28 from Monday's report.

There were no deaths included in Tuesday's report, however, 91 people are still hospitalized with COVID-19 illnesses in the state with 17 in ICU and 10 on ventilators. Hospitals in the Black Hills region are treating 12 patients with two in ICU and no one on a ventilator.

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Minnehaha County led the state with 45 new cases and Pennington County added 33. That brings Pennington County's total to 12,787 with 235 still considered active.

Meade County reported five new infections and there were four in Lawrence County. Butte, Custer and Fall River counties each had one positive test and there were none in Oglala-Lakota County.

Codington County had 21 new cases and there were 18 in Lincoln County. Beadle and Day counties each had six new infections and there were five each in Brown, Charles Mix and Grant counties. Douglas, Hamlin, Hughes, Kingsbury, Potter and Tripp counties reported four positive tests each and there were three each in Clark, Roberts, Turner and Yankton counties.

Two new infections each were recorded in Brookings, Clay, Jackson and Union counties and one each in Aurora, Brule, Dewey, Edmunds, Haakon, Hand, Hutchinson, Jerauld, Marshall, Miner, Stanley and Walworth counties.

Thirty-two of the positive tests Tuesday came from children under 19 and there were 14 in people over 70.

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