Area COVID-19 Update for 7/20

There are still 90 positive tests for COVID-19 in Yankton County with eight active cases, as no additional positive tests were reported over the weekend.  There have been 97 total positive tests in Clay County with nine active cases, and now 161 people have tested positive in Union County with 20 active cases.

The South Dakota death toll stands at 118 from the coronavirus.  The State Department of Health reported Sunday there was one death each from Minnehaha and Pennington Counties.  There are 836 active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota with 63 people currently hospitalized.

The death toll in Nebraska passed three hundred this weekend after two more fatalities were confirmed, bringing the statewide toll to 301.  There have been 794 deaths from Covid-19 in Iowa.  Nebraska and Iowa both have positive test rates of nine percent since the pandemic began more than four months ago, while South Dakota stands at an eight percent positive test rate.