Six more COVID-19 deaths were reported by the state Department of Health on Wednesday. One of the reported deaths was a Lake County resident, putting the county’s total number of COVID-19 deaths now at 24. Another of the deaths in the state was a child under the age of nine – the first one in that age group since the start of the pandemic. Overall, the state has had 2534 residents die with COVID-19 since March of 2020.
Active cases statewide increased by more than two-thousand on Wednesday, and the number of people hospitalized increased to 336.
Locally, Lake County’s number of active cases increased to 192 as of Wednesday. Moody County had 123 and McCook County had 119 active COVID-19 cases as of yesterday, while Kingsbury County reported 91 and Miner County had 32.
The Madison Central School District also reported eight new positive coronavirus cases in the schools Wednesday. This included four in Madison Elementary, three in Madison Middle School, and one in the high school. Madison High School remains at a Level Two status with still eleven active COVID-19 cases. There are five active cases in the elementary school, and four in the middle school as of Wednesday.
According to Dakota State University’s online dashboard, there are currently eighteen active cases amongst employees and students.