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Oct. 15: South Dakota reports 13 more COVID-19 deaths, 7,132 active cases

(KTIV) - South Dakota health officials reported 797 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state's total to 31,012.

According to the state's health department, South Dakota has 7,132 active cases in the state. That's an increase of 528 in the last 24 hours.

State health officials reported 256 more South Dakotans have recovered from the virus, bringing the state's total recoveries to 23,576.

Currently, 304 South Dakotans are hospitalized due to the virus. That's the highest number of hospitalizations the state has seen so far.

Thirteen additional virus-related deaths have been reported. To date, South Dakota has had 304 virus-related deaths.

Bon Homme

Bon Homme County has had nine new COVID-19 cases, bringing its total to 182. Of those cases, 102 of them have recovered.

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

Clay County

Clay County has reported ten new cases, bringing its total to 677. Health officials say 565 of those cases have recovered.

Clay County reported no additional virus-related deaths, keeping its death toll at eight.

Lincoln County

In the last 24 hours, Lincoln County's total positive cases have risen from 1,976 to 2,022. Health officials say 1,471 of those cases have recovered.

Officials have reported one additional virus-related death, bringing the county's death toll up to 11.

Union County

Officials say Union County has had 620 total positive cases. So far, 433 of those cases have recovered.

Union County has had no additional virus-related deaths, keeping its total to ten

Yankton County

Yankton County has had 578 cases reported in the county so far. Officials say 428 of those cases have recovered.

The county has reported no more virus-related deaths, keeping its death toll at five.

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