Apr 06, 2020 4:33 PM

South Dakota virus cases up to 240; Trump declares disaster

Posted Apr 06, 2020 4:33 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Argus Leader) — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota rose to 240 as President Donald Trump declared a major disaster for the state.

Trump's order directs federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

The South Dakota Department of Health reported 28 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Sunday.

Minnehaha County reports 23 new positive tests, bringing the total number of cases in South Dakota's most populous county to 104.

Eighteen of those patients in Minnehaha County have recovered.

South Dakota's death total remains at two, but that does not include the death of state Rep. Bob Glanzer of Huron.

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