One additional death reported in weekly COVID-19 update

The state Department of Health reported one more COVID-19 death in its weekly update on Wednesday.  The total number of COVID-19 deaths in the state is now at 2041.  

The state reported 200 new positive coronavirus cases over the past week.  The number of active cases and people hospitalized because of the virus increased from last week.  There are currently 290 active cases and 38 people hospitalized.  The state reported one more case of the Delta variant in the state – putting the total at twelve as of Wednesday. 

The only area counties with active COVID-19 cases this week are Brookings County with five and Moody County with two.  Both counties are listed as having minimal community spread.

As far as vaccinations, close to 54-percent of the state’s population eligible to receive it have completed their series of shots, while close to 58-percent have received one vaccine dose.