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Wednesday COVID-19 update: Statewide active cases increase; Lake County reports 5 new positive cases

One additional COVID-19 death was reported in the state Wednesday, bringing the state’s overall virus-related death toll to 1924.  The state Department of Health also reported 270 new positive COVID-19 cases statewide.  The number of active cases in the state increased by just more than one-hundred to more than 23-hundred as of Wednesday, and 72 people are currently hospitalized because of the virus.

Lake County reported another five new positive COVID-19 cases and two recovered cases.  The number of active cases in Lake County is now at 66.

In our area, Kingsbury County reported 30 active cases, McCook County-18, and Miner County had 11.  Moody County reported four active COVID-19 cases Wednesday, and Brookings County increased to 103.  

The state Department of Health reported Wednesday also that 38-percent of the state’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 24-percent had completed their vaccination series.  

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