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State sees highest jump in COVID-19 fatalities in one day; three from Pennington County
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State sees highest jump in COVID-19 fatalities in one day; three from Pennington County

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Data courtesy of the South Dakota Department of Health

South Dakota reported six new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, marking the highest jump in fatalities reported in a single day and bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 107.

The previous highest one-day jump was May 29, when the DOH reported five new deaths, moving from 54 to 59.

Three of the fatalities were from Pennington County, two from Minnehaha County and one from Hughes County. According to data from the DOH, four were men and two were women. Two were in their 30s, one person was in their 60s and three were in their 80s.

The DOH reported 65 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, including eight cases in Pennington County to raise its total to 624. Cases totaled 7,401 in the state with 886 active and 6,408 recovered.

New cases were found in the following counties: Brookings (4), Brown (2), Butte (1), Clay (1), Codington (2), Davison (1), Dewey (6), Faulk (1), Lake (3), Lincoln (3), Lyman (4), Minnehaha (15), Todd (4), Tripp (1), Union (8), Yankton (1) and Ziebach (1). One case was removed from Buffalo County on the DOH website.

1,232 coronavirus tests were processed Friday, with 1,167 negative results for a positive rate of 5.3%.

The state saw 65 people currently hospitalized on Friday, an increase of four from Thursday. 726 people have been hospitalized in South Dakota during the pandemic. Monument Health reported 24 people were hospitalized there on Thursday.

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