South Dakota’s second COVID-19 death was announced as test results from the state department of health also showed an increase in both positive cases and recoveries Wednesday.
Family members confirmed, James Valley Christian teacher Mari Hofer, who died on Saturday, tested positive for COVID-19.
There were 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 were announced, bringing the state total to 129, up from Tuesday (108). Seven new recoveries were announced, for a total of 51, up from Tuesday (44).
Active cases, currently positive COVID-19 cases, increased to 76 from Tuesday (63). Hospitalizations due to COVID-19, first announced on Tuesday, went unchanged from Tuesday (12)
Negative test results climbed to 3,903, up from Tuesday (3,609).
Minnehaha County continues to see the highest total number of cases with 40. In total, 30 South Dakota counties had at least one positive case.