Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn’t see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But in the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one of the highest in the nation. As the brunt of the virus has blown into…

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Active Wyoming COVID-19 cases number surging towards 2000

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — On Sunday, the Wyoming Department of Health reported 194 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing it’s total number of cases to 7,673. In the state, 1,965 cases are considered active. That number is up 137 from yesterday. The department of health also reported 57 new recoveries, which brings the total number of people who…

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North Dakota nears 32,000 in COVID-19 cases, tops 400 deaths

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s daily positivity rate for COVID-19 topped 10% for the sixth time in the last seven days as health officials reported 716 new cases in the last day, including three counties with more than 100 positive tests. The state has now surpassed 400 deaths. The update lifted the total number of the coronavirus cases statewide…

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SD DOH: 658 new COVID-19 cases, eight deaths statewide

PIERRE, S.D. — On Sunday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 658 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of cases to 33,269. Eight South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications, three East River: One each in Bennet, Meade, and Pennington Counties. The state’s death toll now stands at 323. 30 of Sunday’s 658…

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City responds to removal of tipi camp

RAPID CITY, S.D. —Tensions rose between Rapid City officials and a local organization called the Creek Patrol after a night of turmoil. The issue of how to help the homeless population continues with no agreeable solution. The Native community and city leaders are at odds, after the removal of four tipi’s from along Rapid Creek near the Central States Fairgrounds…

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