josh clayton

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials have reported four deaths from COVID-19, along with 67 new cases. Two people over 80 and two people in their 60s died. They were residents of Beadle, Buffalo, Lyman and Pennington counties. So far, 97 people in the state have died from COVID-19. Health officials have tallied a total of 6,893 cases of the virus, but nearly 87% of those have recovered. Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Regulation has reported that layoffs appear to be declining. 576 people made claims for unemployment benefits during the week ending June 27. That was a decrease from previous weeks.  You can hear more from State Health Official Dr. Josh Clayton below.