First@4: ‘Mask Up South Dakota’; New record highs for COVID-19 active cases, hospitalizations; Poll on President Trump’s response to pandemic Original

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Here’s a look at the top stories as of 4 p.m.

South Dakota medical and business organizations are calling for more help from the public to control the spread of the COVID-19. 

Rallying behind the message “Mask Up South Dakota,” the South Dakota State Medical Association announced more than 30 organizations are in support of wearing masks.  

Find the full list of organizations involved in the story listed below.

Active cases of COVID-19 continue to climb in South Dakota.

As of Tuesday, there are 11,188 active cases in the state. Data from the state Department of Health shows there have been more than 40,000 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic started. Nearly 400 people are currently hospitalized for COVID-19.

Recovered cases in South Dakota are now at 29,167.

Review the latest data from South Dakota and surrounding states online.

As part of our KELOLAND Media Group/Argus Leader 2020 Election Poll, we asked participants to rate President Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic. In our poll, more South Dakotans rate his response as poor at 36 percent compared to excellent at 30 percent. Twenty percent of poll participants say he’s doing a good job, while 14 percent say his response has been fair.

We broke down the results to the question based on demographics and registered voting party information. View those details on our poll results page.

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