South Dakota recorded 39 more COVID-19 deaths during the past two days, according to the Department of Health.
The state’s death toll, which was not updated Thursday, is now up to 888, while also recording 2,138 new positive cases. Active cases have also risen 1,070, up to 16,382. Of the active cases, 10,571 come from people ages 20-59. Meanwhile, people over the age 70 account for 694 deaths.
Current hospitalizations remained steady, dropping by one to 569. The state has dropped from No. 2 in the United States to No. 5 with 103.3 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people.
The pandemic continues to impact Native American communities, which account for 20% of hospitalizations, 13% of deaths and 12% of active cases, despite making up 9% of South Dakota’s population.
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