The state Department of Health reports Tuesday that five more people in the state have died from COVID-19.  All of the deaths are reported in Minnehaha County, bringing that county’s total number of virus-related deaths to 34 and the state’s total to 39.

The state is reporting 49 new positive COVID-19 cases Tuesday, and an increase of more than one-hundred in the number of people who have recovered from the virus.  The total number of active COVID-19 cases in the state Tuesday is 1315 and 74 people are currently hospitalized.  

Active cases in our area, according to data from the state Department of Health, include one in Lake County, with 173 negative tests; one in McCook County, and eight active cases currently in Moody County.  

More information on today’s data can be found on the state’s website –