SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials confirmed Sunday that the state has reached the 100 mark in deaths due to complications from COVID-19 in October, with eight new fatalities in the last day.
The update showed 658 positive tests since Saturday, for a total of 33.269 infections since the pandemic began. The death toll stands at 323.
There were have been about 978 new cases per 100,000 people in South Dakota over the past two weeks. That ranks second in the country behind North Dakota for new cases per capita, according to The COVID Tracking Project. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases in South Dakota has increased by 63.5%.
Of the deaths reported Sunday, four people were in their 50s and one was in their 40s.
The number of people being treated in hospitals across the state stands at 300, an increase of five in the last day. Of those patients, 65 are in intensive care units and 30 require the assistance of a ventilator, state data shows.
Minnehaha County, which includes the Sioux Falls metropolitan area, has gone over 9,000 in total number of virus cases. There have been 96 deaths in the county.
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