By Associated Press - Saturday, September 12, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota health officials are reporting 320 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state and six new deaths.

The state has now had a total of 16,437 cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday. There were 2,515 cases still active.

The South Dakota Department of Health reports 13,739 recoveries from the disease, and a total of 109 people are currently hospitalized.



With the new deaths reported Saturday, South Dakota’s death toll from the disease has risen to 183.

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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