Four more people in the state have died from COVID-19.  State Department of Health data released Thursday showed that they are two males and two females, all from Minnehaha County.  Thursday’s report now puts the total number of deaths from the virus in the state at 17, with twelve of them from Minnehaha County.  

The total number of positive cases Thursday increased by 76 to a statewide total of 2449.  The number of recoveries from the virus increased also, now setting the number of active cases in the state at 859.  There are currently 76 people hospitalized due to COVID-19.  

According to the state Department of Health, as of Thursday, Lake County has one active coronavirus case at this time and 131 negative tests.  Moody County has four active cases, and Brookings County has three cases that are active currently.  

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