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State reports 337 new COVID-19 infections and six more deaths
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State reports 337 new COVID-19 infections and six more deaths

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The state Department of Health reported six COVID-19 deaths Thursday. Two of those were from Pennington County and one was from Meade County.

One death each was reported in Todd, Grant and Hutchinson counties. The deaths included two women and four men. Three people who died were over 80, two were in their 70s and one was in his 60s.

There were 337 new infections reported in South Dakota, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 106,400 with 4,089 of those still considered active. Hospitals across the state are treating 185 people with 38 in intensive care units and 26 on ventilators. Black Hills hospitals are treating 31 patients with five in ICU and six using ventilators.

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Pennington County recorded 24 new infections on 144 people tested. There have been 12,139 cases in the county with 476 of those still considered active. The county had had 163 deaths due to COVID-19. Meade County reported 12 positive tests and Oglala-Lakota County had five. There were four new cases in Lawrence County, three each in Butte and Custer counties and two in Fall River County.

Minnehaha County added 83 new infections and there were 33 in Lincoln County. Hughes County reported 17, Codington County had 15 and there were 14 in Brown County. Brookings County recorded 12 positive tests, Charles Mix and Clay counties each added 11 and there were 10 in Yankton County. 

Lyman and Union counties each had nine cases and there were six each in Edmunds, Grant and Lake counties. Hutchinson and Turner counties added four new infections each and there were three each in McPherson, Moody and Roberts counties. Two new cases each were recorded in Bon Homme, Davison, Hamlin, Kingsbury, McCook and Stanley counties and one each in Aurora, Beadle, Brule, Buffalo, Campbell, Corson, Day, Dewey, Faulk, Gregory, Hanson, Marshall, Miner, Perkins, Sully and Tripp counties.

Seventy children under 19 had new infections according to Thursday's report as did 48 people in their 20s. Thirty-two people over 70 tested positive. 

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