Kingsbury Covid-19 cases up one this week


The South Dakota Department of Health data shows the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Kingsbury County as of June 30 has risen to six, an increase of one from the previous five reported last week. Three of these are presently active and three recovered. There have been no hospitalizations.

There have been 6,716 total Covid-19 cases reported in South Dakota, showing an increase of 390 cases this past week. The number of active cases is fairly constant with 807 this week compared to 808 previously. The number currently hospitalized has decreased by 18, to 70. There have been an additional ten deaths bringing that total to 91.

Neighboring county data shows Beadle County remains the second highest number of total cases in South Dakota with 523, while active cases have decreased going from 101 last week to 73 presently. Minnehaha County ranks the highest in cases by county of residence with 3,600 total and 211 active. Brookings County added nine with 61 total cases and 14 presently active; Miner County increased by four to nine total and six active; Hamlin County stays constant with 11 total and two active; Clark County shows 14 total cases with four active and four who had to be hospitalized.

According to the Dept of Health, there have been 79,457 Covid-19 tests given in South Dakota with 8% of those testing positive. Minnehaha has had the most residents tested with 26,106 given and 3,600 testing positive. Brown County ranks as one of the highest in number of tests given at 3,594 but only 342 being positive. In comparison, Beadle County has given 2,368 tests, and Kingsbury County shows 412 tested.


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