SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — This week on a special “Inside KELOLAND: Health Beat” we have an update on COVID-19, as new cases, active cases and hospitalizations are rising across the state.
We have an update from South Dakota’s Health Secretary and State Epidemiologist and we’ll breakdown the latest numbers and find out what the rise in cases means…
Could we be headed back to where we were last fall?
Plus, a look at vaccination numbers and find out if we are making progress.
And through-out the show we will answer the questions you sent in. We’ll look at a variety of topics from the rise in cases to vaccines and dealing with the threat of COVID in schools.
Divide among the Districts:
- Districts divided: Schools across the country struggle with mask decisions
- Harrisburg School District changes COVID protocols; Masks strongly recommended for students
- Rapid City School Board decision leaves the District divided
- Sioux Falls schools begin classes with pandemic plan in place
- COVID in the classroom as case numbers increase
Unvaccinated are the majority of cases, deaths, and hospitalizations in South Dakota:
- About 738,000 South Dakotans are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine; 324,700 are not fully vaccinated, DOH data says
- DOH spokesman: 39 cases linked to Sturgis Rally, 97% of all new COVID-19 cases have been from unvaccinated people
- Unvaccinated facing mounting pressure to get vaccinated or lose their job
- ‘Just get vaccinated, it’s worth it’: USD sophomore fighting for life on ventilator after contracting COVID-19
- More ICU rooms to be created as COVID-19 patient count rises, Monument Health says
- COVID-19 long-hauler fed up with lack of prevention measures