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Sept. 16: South Dakota reports 297 new COVID-19 cases, 8 additional deaths

(KTIV) - South Dakota health officials reported 297 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

According to the state's health department, South Dakota has had a total of 17,291 positive cases reported. As of Sept. 16, there are 2,442 active virus cases in the state, an increase of 56 since Sept. 15.

State health officials report 233 more South Dakotans have recovered from the virus, bringing the state's total recoveries to 14,657.

Currently, 139 people are hospitalized due to the virus.

Eight new virus-related deaths have been reported. To date, South Dakota has reported 192 virus-related deaths.

Bon Homme

Bon Homme County has had 69 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic bean. Of those cases, 53 of them have recovered.

Thus far, Bon Homme has only reported one virus-related death.

Clay County

Clay County has reported five new cases, bringing its total to 522. Health officials say 451 of those cases have recovered.

The county has reported one more virus-related death, bringing its death toll to five.

Lincoln County

In the last 24 hours, Lincoln County's total positive cases have risen from 1,108 to 1,142. Health officials say 963 of those cases have recovered.

Officials have reported two virus-related deaths in Lincoln County thus far.

Union County

Officials say Union County has had 329 total positive cases. So far, 281 of those cases have recovered.

Union County has had five virus-related deaths since the pandemic began.

Yankton County

Yankton County has had 304 cases reported in the county thus far. Officials say 246 of those cases have recovered.

The county has reported another virus-related death, bringing its death toll up to four.

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