As of Wednesday, Oct. 26 South Dakota has seen 2,228 COVID-19 deaths. There are currently 5,392 active cases in the state with 193 hospitalized.

New cases of COVID-19 continue to rise nationwide. The United States has the highest number of COVID-related deaths of any country with more than 683,000 reported.

With more and more people getting together in large groups officials believe pandemic numbers could keep climbing.

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On Tuesday 247wallst.com reported that the Sioux Falls, South Dakota metro area of Minnehaha County, Lincoln County, Turner County, had the 22nd highest rate of the 383 metro areas tracked.

As of September 28, there were 18,120.1 confirmed cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 Sioux Falls residents

Metropolitan areas with a high degree of connectivity between different neighborhoods and a large population may be particularly at-risk.

Nationwide in the United States, there are 13,207.9 cases per 100,000 people reported.

In the Sioux Falls metro area Minnehaha County has the highest incidence of COVID-19 cases with 18,657.6 cases per 100,000 people reported as of September 28.

The South Dakota Department of Health reported the following COVID-19 information as of Oct. 26, South Dakota has seen:

  • 132,468 total Confirmed Cases
  • 20,853 Total Probable Cases
  • 7,785 people Ever Hospitalized.

Everyone ages 12 and older is eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Sanford Health in Sioux Falls posted that, "the FDA and CDC recommended that certain individuals who received Moderna and J&J vaccines may receive a booster dose.

Starting on Monday, Oct. 25, patients who received Moderna or J&J vaccines can schedule their booster shot via My Sanford Chart or by calling 877-701-0779."

New Sculptures Added In Sioux Falls For Sculpture Walk - May 2021

The Sioux Falls SculptureWalk is known to be the largest outdoor exhibit that features sculptures year-round on Phillips Avenue and throughout other parts of the city. Well over 800 sculptures have been on display throughout the history of the Sioux Falls SculptureWalk.
If you've been walking around Downtown Sioux Falls the last couple of days, you've probably have noticed the latest editions to this year's Sioux Falls SculptureWalk. My friend Miranda and I sure enjoyed seeing the new sculptures!
Every year, we walk around to admire the new artwork in the city. It was just a coincidence we were in town when some new sculptures were unveiled!
Check out these exciting new additions to Downtown Sioux Falls!

10 Most Dangerous Cities in South Dakota

Cities on the east and west side of the Missouri River have made the latest list of South Dakota's Most Dangerous Cities for 2021.

Roadsnacks recently released its most 'Dangerous Cities' list and here in The Mount Rushmore state there are a few surprises, especially at the top. To determine the most dangerous cities in the state, Roadsnacks looked at the FBI's report on the latest violent crime, along with property crime statistics.

And surprisingly, the town with the most murders per capita in the state has less than 3,000 residents. Take a look at the list below.

For a look at the detailed list, visit roadsnacks.com Story Source: Roadsncaks