Twenty nine of the fatalities are in Minnehaha County and 20 are age 80 or over. The state, which is tracking those it knows to have caught the virus, said 2, have recovered.
There are currently 77 South Dakotans hospitalized with the illness, down two from yesterday. State officials have yet to link the positives tests from the pop-up event to the Smithfield outbreak, but said they may have more information on Monday. While whites make up about 85 percent of the state's population, they're only 30 percent of the state's known COVID cases.
Of those, 3, were processed in the past three days. Coronavirus Pop-up COVID testing for Smithfield workers, family surges South Dakota cases past 3, The South Dakota Department of Health has been posting in recent days that include those gathered from the recent drive-through testing for Smithfield Foods employees and their families, setting a three-day record for of tests processed.
The South Dakota Department of Health reported more coronavirus cases in the state, for a total of 3, — the bulk of those in Minnehaha and Lincoln counties, home to Sioux Falls, it said Sunday, May State officials said they tested about 3, people at mass testing event at a Sioux Falls high school this past week for any Smithfield Foods employees and family members, whether they had experienced symptoms of the illness or not.
Smithfield has to begun to spool up operations at its plant, just north of the city's downtown, where an outbreak among workers has been linked to 1, cases and two deaths. Written By: Jeremy Fugleberg pm, May 10, Suggested Articles. But state officials said it was necessary to ensure safety of workers going back to work at the Smithfield pork processing plant.
The state Department of Health has been posting in recent days that include those gathered from the drive-through testing in recent days, setting a three-day test-run record of nearly 3, The testing was the first large-scale testing provided in the state for even those who hadn't shown symptoms of the virus. The virus has sent a total of state residents to the hospital and killed 34 — nearly half COVID fatalities in the state were reported in the last 11 days as the virus ravaged several senior care facilities in Sioux Falls.
The plant outbreak, one of the largest in the nation, has hit people of color in the state harder than South Dakota's overwhelmingly white population, because the plant's large workforce is very diverse. If this coverage is important to you, please consider supporting local journalism by clicking on the subscribe button in the upper righthand corner of the home.