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One positive COVID-19 case reported in Lake County Thursday

Lake County is reporting one new positive COVID-19 case Thursday.  The state Department of Health reports Lake County has had 79 positive cases, with 53 of them now reported as recovered and two deaths.  There are currently 24 active COVID-19 cases in the county.  The state Department of Health says some of these positive cases are reported in residents and staff at Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison, but says it is less than 25 at this time.  

Statewide, 44 new positive COVID-19 cases are being reported Thursday, bringing the state’s overall total to 8685.  Of those, 866 are active cases, 44 people are currently hospitalized, and there have been 129 deaths in the state.  

Moody and Brookings counties each reported one additional new positive COVID-19 case Thursday.  Brookings County currently has seven active cases, while Moody County has four.  McCook County also reports four active coronavirus cases, while Miner and Kingsbury counties each have three active cases. 

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

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