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South Dakota recorded 13 new deaths and 747 newly infected people with coronavirus Thursday, records for both categories.

The new deaths occurred in counties throughout the state as rural infections spread.

An additional 560 people recovered from the disease, which was also a record.

The new positive cases were not all from within the last 24 hours, state epidemiologist Joshua Clayton said, due to a delay in some infections from previous days being reported. Of new cases in the last 24 hours, there were 502. An additional 245 were from other days.

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Clayton reported that deaths occurred throughout the state, with just one county, Bennett, accounting for more than one death, where two