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A 7th COVID-19 fatality reported in South Dakota; another big jump in cases

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The state Department of Health reports 143 new cases today, raising the total of confirmed cases to 1311.

One additional fatality has been reported, there are now 7 deaths from coronavirus.

The state is now home to the nation’s biggest coronavirus hot spot – Smithfield Fooods.

There have been 9339 negative tests and 373 people have recovered from the virus.

Brookings County remains at 9 cases with 6 recovered. The County is listed as community spread, in the minimal/moderate category.

Minnehaha County saw another big jump and now stands at 1065 confirmed cases. A large number of those cases are connected to Smithfield Foods.

You can see the latest information at the South Dakota Department of Health website.