South Dakota health officials said that although the timetable is not fixed, the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be available in mid-November.
Secretary of the Ministry of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon said that after the vaccine arrives, the vulnerable groups will be managed, such as health care workers, other basic workers, people with basic medical conditions, people over 65, race and ethnic minorities, according to the state. The distribution plan for tribal community members, imprisoned people, homeless shelters, universities and colleges, people living or working in collective environments, rural communities, the disabled, and those who are uninsured or underinsured.
On Wednesday, October 28, South Dakota reported nine more deaths, bringing the death toll to 384.
The death toll includes one person in his 50s, one person in his 60s, one person in his 70s and six persons over 80.
The current number of hospitalizations has increased to 41
The remaining 31% are hospital beds and 34% are intensive care beds.
On Wednesday, 745 cases of activity were also reported. There were 11,933 cases of activity in the state.
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