PIERRE, S.D. —The number of active coronavirus cases in South Dakota is at an all-time high and is increasing in bigger increments by the day, surpassing 11,000 cases as of Monday, Oct. 26.

The South Dakota Department of Health reported 538 new cases Monday, bringing the state’s total number of active cases to 11,061.

The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 increased to 377 as of Monday.

In total, 2,453 South Dakotans have been hospitalized as a result of becoming infected with COVID-19.

The death toll remained at 375.

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The number of active cases within the Indian Health Services Great Plains Region reached 5,014. The region covers tribal nations in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

The Pine Ridge Reservation is now under a lockdown due to the surge in cases. The lockdown began Friday, Oct. 23, and will last until Oct. 30. Non-essential businesses are required to be closed to the public and travel is restricted to essential workers traveling to and from their workplace.

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