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COVID-19 cases slow in state, area

The South Dakota Department of Health report for Saturday, Jan. 16, recorded 116 new cases positive COVID-19 in the state with 92 confirmed cases and 24 probable cases.

South Dakotans hospitalized with the virus dropped by two to 203. The number of South Dakotans ever hospitalized with the virus is at 6,082. There are 99,379 recovered cases recorded in the report.

The number of South Dakotans reported to have died from the virus increased to 1,613. The number of active COVID-19 is at 4,837.

There are now 105,659 reported positive cases since the state started keeping track. There 94,652 confirmed cases and 11,007 probable cases.

In Walworth County the number of positive cases stay steady at to 684, with 616 of those cases reported as recovered. The number of active cases in the county is at 54. Fourteen Walworth County residents have been reported to have died as a result of the virus.

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Corson County stayed steady at 457 with 440 recovered. Eleven Corson County residents have been reported to have died as a result of the virus.

There was 1 new probable case in Dewey County, so the number of cases there is 1,396 with 1,313 reported as recovered. Eighteen Dewey County residents have died after contracting the virus.

The number of Campbell County residents testing positive stayed steady at 116 with 109 of the cases listed as recovered. Four Campbell County residents have been reported to have died from the virus.

In Potter County the number of residents testing positive held at 338 with 309 of those listed as recovered. Three Potter County residents are listed as have died as a result of the virus.

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