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At press time on Wednseday morning, Sanborn County had 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with six of the 11 still infected. There have not been any deaths in Sanborn County at this time. 

Jerauld County has had quite an increase of positive cases, as the outbreak at the Jack Links (LSI) plant in Alpena has started to have a community spread. As of Wednesday morning, Jerauld County had 30 positive cases with 18 cases still infected. 

…Read on in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Feeding South Dakota and the Sanborn County Food Pantry want to inform Sanborn County residents that the Food Giveaway will be held at the Sanborn County Courthouse parking lot on Wednesday, June 3, at 5 p.m. (until gone). A drive-in format will be utilized. Recipients are asked to open their trunk to receive a prefilled box of food. There is no entry to the Food Giveaway before 4:45 p.m.

The Food Giveaway provides free food to families in need. The free food includes assorted frozen and fresh produce, frozen meats, assorted breads and assorted canned and boxed items.

In addition to the standard food box, this month, each recipient will receive a 21-pound Farm to Families produce box that will contain seven varieties. Each box will have potatoes, apples, onions, carrots, and celery and then a seventh item of either pears, cabbage, lettuce, or cucumbers.

The Food Giveaway will not be held in the hot months of July and August but will return on Sept. 2.

Feeding South Dakota is a statewide organization with locations in Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Their mission is to eliminate hunger in South Dakota. For more information or to donate to support food giveaways, please visit feedingsouthdakota.org.

As of Tuesday, South Dakota had 4,085 positive cases of COVID-19. There were 1,125 active cases with 75 of them currently hospitalized. There have been 46 deaths and also 2,914 people have recovered from the illness. Unfortunately, the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths, all just keep slowly rising in number, but so do the number of people recovering, which is good news.

For Sanborn County specifically, there have been a total of six confirmed cases with only three currently active. There has only been one hospitalization and fortunately, no deaths as a result of the virus at this time.

It has been reported and determined that there was at least one positive case of an employee who works at LSI in Alpena, and many people who work there or live with people who work there have been asked to quarantine themselves for at least 14 days. 

There have also been several confirmed cases of people who work at Dakota Provisions in Huron, which is a turkey processing plant. There have been a few Sanborn County citizens who have also been asked to self-quarantine for at least 14 days in connection to the cases at Dakota Provisions.

…Read on in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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