Area COVID-19 Update for 7/18

There are now 90 positive tests for COVID-19 in Yankton County with 11 active cases, after two more people tested positive in Friday’s statewide report.  There have been 95 total positive tests in Clay County and just eight active cases.

The South Dakota death toll stands at 116 from the coronavirus.  The State Department of Health reported a death yesterday of man in his 50’s from Beadle County.  There are 865 active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota with 61 people currently hospitalized.

The death toll in Nebraska passed three hundred after two more fatalities were confirmed yesterday bringing the statewide toll up to 301.  There have been 785 deaths from Covid-19 in Iowa.  Nebraska and Iowa both have positive test rates of nine percent since the pandemic began four months ago, while South Dakota stands at an eight percent positive test rate.