Sioux Falls in Top 20 COVID-19 Hotspots in America
The city of Sioux Falls is accustomed to being included on a wide variety of lists touting the best places to live, retire, and raise a family in the United States, but the city's inclusion on a new list is nothing to brag about.
Sioux Falls is 20th on the list.
The latest numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health don't break down the city's numbers specifically but do track the trends in Minnehaha County as a whole.
As of Tuesday (October 13), the county had 8,189 total cases reported since March with 88 fatalities and 6,747 recoveries.
Over the last seven days, the infection rate in Minnehaha County is right around 13 percent with 456 positives per 100,000 people. Community spread in the county is listed as 'substantial'.
Wisconsin cities account for half of the list and 60 percent of the top five, while four cities in neighboring states to South Dakota (Bismarck, ND; Dubuque, IA; Sioux City, IA; Minot, ND) are among the top 20.
TOP 20 METRO COVID-19 HOTSPOTS (New York Times)
- Rexburg, Idaho
- Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin
- Appleton, Wisconsin
- Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Bismarck, North Dakota
- Sheboygan, Wisconsin
- Amarillo, Texas
- Kalispell, Montana
- Manitowoc, Wisconsin
- Seneca, South Carolina
- Wausau-Weston, Wisconsin
- Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
- Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
- Dubuque, Iowa
- Sioux City, Iowa
- Marinette, Wisconsin
- Lubbock, Texas
- Platteville, Wisconsin
- Minot, North Dakota
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota
More than 33.3 million have been infected with COVID-19 worldwide, with 1.7 positive tests in the United States.
In South Dakota, there have been 29,339 positives, 23,007 recoveries, 1,971 hospitalizations, and 288 deaths.