The South Dakota Department of Health came out with the Friday update of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state; Friday's report reflects findings from the previous day.

The Friday numbers reflected a jump in COVID related hospitalizations. Hospitalizations went from 83 on Thursday to 98 on Friday.

Other COVID-19 findings for Friday, Sept. 11 include:

  • New Cases: 283
  • Active Cases: 2,515
  • Recovered Cases: 13,425
  • Deaths: 177
  • Total Cases: 16,117
  • Total Persons Tested: 160,963
  • Total Tests: 216,422
  • Persons Tested: 1,713
  • Positivity Rate: 16.5%

As always the South Dakota Department of Health reminds you that the best way to help prevent illness and spread of this virus is to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid close contact with others by keeping at least 6 feet apart.
  • Wear a facemask when around people who don't live in your household.

You can get more information on the South Dakota Department of Health website.

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