120 new COVID-19 cases in South Dakota Tuesday; 54 new recoveries
Health officials confirmed 120 new COVID-19 cases in South Dakota Tuesday, bringing the state's total to 988.
The state also recorded 54 additional recoveries, bringing that total to 261.
South Dakota's death total due to COVID-19 remained unchanged at six. A total of 45 cases have required hospitalizations at some point.
A total of 8,308 tests have come back negative.
54 percent of positive cases are men, 46 percent are women. The most common age range of positive cases is people in their 30s, accounting for 25 percent of all cases.
Officials say 114 of Tuesday's new cases are in Minnehaha County, bringing the total there to 768. Lincoln County's total went up five to 55. The Sioux Falls area currently accounts for over 83 percent of the state's confirmed COVID-19 cases.
State Epidemiologist Joshua Clayton said 88 new cases involve employees at the Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls, the city's main COVID-19 hot spot. The company's total number of cases is 438.
due to the outbreak.
The other additional confirmed case Tuesday is in Codington County.