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State reports 85 new positive COVID-19 cases Friday

The state Department of Health reported 85 new positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, putting the state’s total number of cases near the seven-thousand mark.  Of those cases, there are 832 active cases, and 58 people who are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19.  97 South Dakota residents have died from COVID-19.

Lake County reported a couple more people recovered from COVID-19 as of Friday.  Of the county’s 22 overall positive cases of the virus, eighteen of them are reported as recovered and there has been one death.  Currently there are three active COVID-19 cases in Lake County, and there have been 677 negative tests. 

In our area, McCook and Moody counties each have four active COVID-19 cases at this time, while Miner County has three.  Brookings County currently has sixteen active coronavirus cases as of Friday.

More information on COVID-19 in the state can be found at

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