KELOLAND hospitals see increase in COVID-19 patients – Community News

KELOLAND hospitals see increase in COVID-19 patients

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — Sanford Health reports more COVID-19 patients in its hospitals compared to last week.

There are currently more than 200 coronavirus patients in all of Sanford’s hospitals. About 90 percent of those patients have not been vaccinated.

Most COVID-19 patients in the ICU and on ventilators are also not vaccinated.

Sanford isn’t the only hospital in South Dakota seeing more COVID-19 patients.
The latest update from the Department of Health said the ICUs were full at Monument Health in Rapid City and Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton.

The state website states that Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls is also busy with the corona virus.

Half of the patients in the hospital’s ICU had COVID-19 and 95 percent of McKennan’s ICU beds were full.