- Associated Press - Sunday, May 31, 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota is nearing 5,000 confirmed cases of the coronavius, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

State health officials on Sunday reported 33 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 4,993. The number of active cases grew by one, to 1,094. The number of deaths reported in South Dakota since the start of the pandemic remains at 62.

The Department of Health reports 86 people are currently hospitalized, a drop of seven since Saturday.

Of South Dakota’s confirmed coronavirus cases, Minnehaha County, the state’s most populous county, leads with 3,349, with four new cases Sunday, the Argus Leader reports.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.



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