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More Than 40 Additional Positive Coronavirus Cases In South Dakota

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(KVHT) – Thursday’s Coronavirus update in South Dakota saw 44 additional cases of COVID-19. That pushes the state’s total to 8,685 positive cases. No new deaths were reported, leaving the death toll at 129 in the state. Locally, Clay County reported its fourth new case bringing the total positive cases to 111. Cedar County also recorded a new case, the second since July 13th. That gives the county a total of 21 positive cases of COVID-19. State epidemiologist Josh Clayton gave updates on several virus clusters in the state. The Avantara Saint Cloud nursing home, which recently saw 69 cases of COVID among staff and residents, has had 65 recoveries and less than five cases active in the past week. At Pennington County’s Camp Judson, six individuals out of 61 cases identified among campers and staff have recovered so far. 75 % of those infected were among the teen population. Also Thursday, less than 15 cases have been identified at McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls. The South Dakota Department of Health is working to organize a mass-testing event for that cluster.

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