South Dakota reports 48 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

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The South Dakota Department of Health has reported 48 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to data released Tuesday morning.

The state has now had a total of 6,764 cases of COVID-19, with 801 cases still active.

There have been 5,872 recoveries from the disease, and a total of 62 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, the lowest number since April 27.

No new deaths were reported on Tuesday. COVID-19 has killed 91 people in the state.

More: Map: Where is coronavirus in South Dakota? View data on ages, counties and gender.

There were 538 people tested for a positive rate of 7.6% on Tuesday.

Minnehaha County added 10 cases, for a total of 3,610. Beadle County added one case, for a total of 524 cases. Pennington County added a total of five cases, for a total of 518.

COVID-19 patients are occupying 3% of the state’s staffed hospital beds, and 48% of those beds remain available, according to the department. COVID-19 patients are occupying 6% of intensive care unit beds, with 31% of them remaining available. Five percent of the state’s ventilators are being used to care for COVID-19 patients, with 77% of the state’s capacity still available.

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