The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota was at 187, state health department officials reported on Friday, April 3; the numbers were as of 5 p.m., Thursday. 

That's up 13 new people from 165 the previous day.

The Department of Health's count is that two people have died. 

On Friday, officials at Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community in Sioux Falls announced a resident had died after having the coronavirus, according to news reports in Sioux Falls and Rapid City.

It appears that would be a third death from COVID-19 in the state that would not have been reported yet on Friday by the health department's daily updates. 

Hughes County remained at the number 3 for COVID-19 cases, with two people recovered.

Michael Winder, spokesman for the state Department of Corrections, on Thursday told the Capital Journal that the inmate of the state Women's Prison in Pierre remains the only inmate in the prison system who has tested positive for COVID-19. The woman, who was announced March 23 as having tested positive, remains isolated and is doing well, Winder said. 

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