COVID Weekly Update

COVID Weekly Update

With concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant rising nationally, both South Dakota and Nebraska posted increases in infections in their updates this week.

Nebraska recorded 18 new deaths related to COVID-19, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Avera Sacred Heart Infection Prevention Director Liz Healy says the Delta variant is now believed to be the dominant COVID strain in the U.S…

Healy adds that vaccines are effective in providing a defense against the Delta variant…

In South Dakota, the Department of Health posted 200 new positive tests this week, an increase from the 113 reported last week. Yankton County reported two new positive COVID tests this week.