Area COVID-19 Update for 5/20

There are 42 positive tests for Covid-19 in Yankton County as of Tuesday’s statewide report, with 15 active cases at this time. Yankton County is still the sixth highest in South Dakota with positive cases, and there have been three confirmed hospitalizations from this virus.


From Tuesday’s report, South Dakota health officials have confirmed a total of 4,085 Covid-19 cases in the state.  The report shows 77 people are currently hospitalized, and there have been 46 deaths linked to the coronavirus in South Dakota. There was a death confirmed yesterday from both Minnehaha and Pennington Counties.


The state of Nebraska has confirmed 132 deaths from Covid-19, with seven deaths reported Tuesday including two in Dakota County.  There are nearly 11-thousand positive tests for the virus in Nebraska and now Iowa has well over 15-thousand confirmed tests for Covid-19.  Woodbury County in the Sioux City area has been a major hotspot with a total of 20 deaths and over 13-hundred active cases of Covid-19.