COVID-19 Numbers Continue To Grow In Neb And SD

 After no update on Friday, Nebraska Health and Human Services put the total number of positive cases in the state at 51,887 with 36,091 recoveries and 519 deaths, leaving 15,227 active cases, including a record 305 who are hospitalized. 

       The number of available hospital and ICU beds in Nebraska remain under 30%, with total beds at 29% and ICU beds at 23% with ventilators at 79% availability.

      The South Dakota Dept of Health reported 732 new COVID-19 cases, 378 recoveries, and 9 deaths on Saturday, resulting in 5,533 active cases including 267 who are hospitalized. 

        South Dakota has now had  27,947 cases, 286  deaths, and 22,128 recoveries. Two of Saturday‚Äôs deaths were in Pennington County with 1 in Fall River County.