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Thursday COVID-19 update: 14 deaths & 279 new positive cases in state

An additional fourteen COVID-19 deaths are being reported in the state Thursday.  The state Department of Health reports the state’s virus-related death toll is now at 1829.  In our area, one of Thursday’s deaths reported is a resident of Kingsbury County.

Statewide, another 279 new positive COVID-19 cases are being reported.  This brings the state’s overall total of positive cases since the start of the pandemic to just less than 110-thousand.  There are currently more than 22-hundred active COVID-19 cases, and 104 people are hospitalized because of the virus. 

Lake County Thursday reports five new positive cases, with six recovered cases.  The county now has 27 active COVID-19 cases.

Elsewhere in the area, Miner County reports 13 active cases, Moody County has eight, and Kingsbury and McCook counties each report 11 active COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.  Brookings County has 111 active cases.

More information on COVID-19 and vaccine distribution in the state can be found on the state’s website –

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