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Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Dakota up to 68

Argus Leader (Sioux Falls) logo Argus Leader (Sioux Falls) 3/28/2020 Brian Haenchen, Sioux Falls Argus Leader
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There are 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in South Dakota. 

The updated numbers reported by the South Dakota Department of Health on Saturday say that there are now 68 confirmed positive cases in the state, with no tests currently pending at the South Dakota Public Health lab for the first time since the state began tracking numbers.

More: Coronavirus in South Dakota: Confirmed cases, latest news and updates

The number of recovered cases increased from 21 to 26, the state said.

There were three positive tests from both Minnehaha County, which is now up to 21 confirmed cases, and Lincoln County. There were also new confirmed cases in the counties of Codington, Deuel, Hamlin, Hutchinson (2) and Yankton.

There are currently 16 confirmed cases in Beadle County. 

Minimal/moderate community spread has been reported in Lawrence, Pennington, Hughes, Lyman, Todd, Deuel, McCook and Lincoln counties with substantial community spread in Beadle and Minnehaha Counties. 

There are 2,592 negative cases, a figure which includes testing conducted by the SD Public Health Laboratory and private labs.

This article originally appeared on Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Dakota up to 68

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