HURON — The final COVID-19 report of the first full week of May from the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) kept up a pace established going thus far in the month: declining statewide numbers but stable to increased numbers of cases in Beadle County.
The state reported 76 new positive cases, three new deaths, and 131 new recovered cases in Friday’s COVID-19 numbers. The active cases in the state dropped to 1,251.
Of the five reporting days by DOH in May thus far, four have been under triple digits in new positive cases after April closed with one reporting day the entire month under triple digits in new positive cases, and that day, April 26, reported 94 new positive cases.
Beadle County added four new positive cases and five new recovered cases. The county saw active cases decline by one to 27.
The Heartland Region added five new positive cases across the seven counties in the region along with nine new recovered cases. Active cases in the Heartland dropped to 53.
Of the 33 new positive cases reported in the Heartland in the month thus far, 20 of them have come from Beadle County. While the region’s active cases have gone down notably in the first week of the month, Beadle’s have actually risen by two, from 25 on April 30 to 27 in DOH’s Friday report.