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Lake County reports another positive COVID-19 case Friday; state’s positive cases increase by 239

The state is reporting the 5th positive COVID-19 case in Lake County Friday.  Of the five cases that have been reported in the county, one is currently active and the state is not reporting community spread at this time.  Moody County’s number of active positive coronavirus cases increased to ten Friday as well, and Brookings County currently has one active case.  

Statewide, the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased by 239 Friday and there are 76 people currently hospitalized because of the virus.  The state’s total number of positive cases now is at 3144, with 1044 of them active cases at this time.  State Epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton said that 203 of Friday’s positive cases are in Minnehaha County, but did not have information yet on how many of those may be connected to the mass testing done this week for Smithfield Foods processing plant employees and families.  

There have been 31 deaths in the state caused by COVID-19.

More information can be found on the state’s website at covid.sd.gov.

 


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