COVID Cases Continue To Increase

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

COVID Cases Continue To Increase

Yankton County recorded 12 new COVID-19 infections for the second straight day.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, the state saw 455 new cases Wednesday.

South Dakota reported two new COVID-related deaths Wednesday, The DOH’s online portal has posted 12 new deaths so far this month.

The state’s spike in active cases continued, rising by 302 to 3,416.

Yankton County’s number of active cases is at 45. That number stood at nine cases less than two weeks ago.

Clay County reported six new positive tests Wednesday, raising its number of active cases to 23, the highest level since April 29th.