Hospitals across KELOLAND seeing increase in COVID-19 patients –

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) Sanford Health is reporting more COVID-19 patients in its hospitals compared with last week.

Right now, there are more than 200 coronavirus patients across all of Sanfords hospitals. About 90 percent of those patients are unvaccinated.

Most of the COVID-19 patients in the ICU and on ventilators are also unvaccinated.

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Sanford isnt the only South Dakota hospital seeing more COVID-19 patients.The latest update from the Department of Health said the ICUs were full at Monument Health in Rapid City and Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton.

The states website says Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls is also busy with the coronavirus.

Half of the patients in the hospitals ICU had COVID-19, and 95 percent of McKennans ICU beds were full.

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