Seventy-eight COVID-19 deaths have been reported over the weekend.  The state Department of Health reported a total of 819 virus-related deaths.  One more death was reported in Lake County and one in Brookings County.  Also, statewide, close to two-thousand new positive COVID-19 cases were reported.  There are close to 17-thousand active cases currently and 577 people are hospitalized. 

In Lake County, fourteen new positive COVID-19 cases were reported since Friday, with 35 recovered cases.  Lake County’s totals now include 768 positive cases, 561 recovered cases, and ten deaths.  There are now 197 active COVID-19 cases in Lake County.

Elsewhere in our area, recovered cases outpaced new positive cases, bringing the total number of active cases in area counties down over the weekend. McCook County reported 162 active COVID-19 cases, Kingsbury County had 127, and Moody County had  99.  Miner County reported 33 active coronavirus cases as of Sunday, and Brookings County had 446.  

COVID-19 information is updated daily on the state’s website