There were 65 new positive tests of COVID-19 in Yankton County over the weekend and the number of active cases has jumped up to a record-high 504. Clay County reported 30 new positive tests and now has 280 active cases.
There were 55 deaths linked to the coronavirus over the weekend in South Dakota with the total fatality count up to 943 statewide. Nearly sixty percent of the total deaths in South Dakota during the pandemic have occurred in November. The state has 16,930 active cases of COVID-19 while there are 544 people currently hospitalized with the virus.
Five additional deaths were confirmed this weekend in Nebraska where the death toll from the virus stands at 989. The number of hospitalized people with COVID-19 in Nebraska is at 896, which is the lowest total in the past three weeks.
The state of Iowa has a total of 2,400 deaths from COVID-19 after 48 additional fatalities were added to the total this weekend. There were two more deaths from the virus in Sioux City in the past two days and the death toll in Woodbury County is up to 126.