South Dakota continues to see a rise in new COVID-19 cases.
According to the weekly update from the South Dakota Department of Health, they reported a 73% increase in daily new infections, climbing from an average of 52 cases per day last week to 90 per day this week.
Meanwhile, the number of active COVID cases rose from 657 to 1,149 while the number of active hospitalizations climbed from 39 to 75.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Delta variant accounts for almost 94% of all new COVID cases in the state,
Yankton County posted three new positive COVID tests this week and has 10 active cases. Yankton County is classified as having moderate community spread, while other area South Dakota counties are listed as having minimal community spread.
In Nebraska, the Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,575 new infections. No new deaths were reported this past week, keeping the state toll at 2,285.