South Dakota saw a record high in COVID-19 deaths on Thursday with 13 deaths and 747 new positive virus cases.
Cities and rural areas have reported significant clusters of the virus in the past few days, the Associated Press reported, according to state epidemiologist Josh Clayton.
He found that 245 of the reported infections were left behind after a failure to report from previous days.
A major outbreak came from a women’s prison in Pierre. Tests showed positive results for 29 women in a residential unit.
The prison recorded a total of 1
According to Johns Hopkins University, the state’s average test positivity rate was 26 percent on Tuesday – the highest in the country.
The record number of new cases come as Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemSouth Dakota governor saves PETA over viral “social distancing” hunting videos South Dakota AG issues a fatal crash statement saying, “I discovered the body”. Authorities confirm the South Dakota Attorney General is involved in the fatal crash (R) tweeted late last month, “South Dakota # COVID-19 Spread reached the latest level of almost every state. “
Other states in the Midwest are also reporting record COVID-19 numbers, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Kansas.