The Madison Central School District is reporting two more positive cases of COVID-19 in the district. One case is a student or staff member at Madison Elementary School and the other is at Madison High School. Superintendent Joel Jorgenson said in an e-mail to parents Monday that there are no close contacts for the case at the elementary school, and the school is working with the state Department of Health to determine any additional close contacts within the high school. There are currently two active COVID-19 cases in both the elementary and high school, with one active case in Madison Middle School.
As of Monday, Lake County reported 50 active COVID-19 cases and remained in the high community spread category according to the state Department of Health. All other area counties, except Miner County, are also categorized as having high community spread. The state reported Miner County to have substantial community spread of the virus.
Statewide on Monday, the state reported a total of 2289 virus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic. There are currently more than 65-hundred active COVID-19 cases in the state, and 243 people are hospitalized.