Winter Surge Of COVID Makes Stop In Yankton

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

Winter Surge Of COVID Makes Stop In Yankton

Yankton County reported a new death from COVID-19 on Monday. In addition, active cases in the state jumped to their highest level since December 16th of 2020.

Yankton County Infection Prevention Specialist Liz Healy says the winter surge of COVID is upon us…

Healy adds that Yankton County is also seeing an increase in flu cases…

As of Monday, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital had ten COVID hospitalizations, including six in intensive care and two on ventilators. Healy says a majority of the COVID-19 patients continue to be unvaccinated.