Apr 13, 2021 2:00 PM

South Dakota reports 187 new COVID-19 cases in last 2 days

Posted Apr 13, 2021 2:00 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials are confirming 187 new COVID-19 cases and one new death over the last two days.

The state Department of Health reported that a Hughes County man in his 60s died from complications due to the coronavirus.

There have been 12 fatalities in April and 1,947 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The COVID Tracking Project reports that South Dakota’s death count is the eighth highest per capita in the country at nearly 221 deaths per 100,000 people.

There were 279 new cases per 100,000 people in South Dakota over the past two weeks, which ranks 21st in the country for new cases per capita.

One in every 656 people in South Dakota tested positive in the past week.