A record number of COVID-19 deaths were reported over the weekend.  The state Department of Health reported that 76 South Dakota residents had died since Friday.  This puts the state’s total number of COVID-19 deaths at 644.  

More than three-thousand new positive COVID-19 cases were reported also over the weekend.  The number of active cases statewide is now at 19-thousand-360, and 553 people are currently hospitalized. 

In Lake County, another 43 new positive COVID-19  cases were reported since Friday.  There were also 33 recovered cases in the county.  Overall, Lake County had 688 total positive COVID-19 cases, 441 recovered, and nine deaths.  Active cases in Lake County were at 238 as of Sunday.

In our area, McCook County reported six additional COVID-19 deaths and a total of 197 active cases, while Moody County had two additional deaths and 108 active cases.  Kingsbury County reported 133 active COVID-19 cases Sunday, Miner County had 41, and Brookings County had 550 active cases, and one additional death. 

The state Department of Health’s latest COVID-19 information can be found on it’s website at covid.sd.gov.