And finally a US state layout: Numbers are rising especially steeply in the northern midwest, with the Dakotas faring worst. Death rates in South Dakota have passed New York’s April peak. The glimmer of hope is that rates of cases and hospital use may be peaking in the Dakotas.
South Dakota governor refuses to mandate masks despite record-breaking coronavirus spike
The Memphis basketball team is on its way to the airport, I’m told. The Tigers were tested earlier today and will test again in South Dakota.
A South Dakota ER nurse @JodiDoering says her Covid-19 patients often “don’t want to believe that Covid is real.” “Their last dying words are, ‘This can’t be happening. It’s not real.’ And when they should be... Facetiming their families, they’re filled with anger and hatred.”
How does testing fill up the hospitals, exactly? "South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem blames surge in cases on testing as hospitals fill"
"South Dakota has just set new records in the number of people hospitalized, new cases, and overall active cases. With a 36% spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the last week, the state now has the highest per-capita rate of hospitalizations in the US."
I am pleased to inform you that THE BIG FIREWORKS, after many years of not having any, are coming back to beautiful Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Great work and ! #MAGA