State Health Department Adds Hospital Capacity Info To Covid Website

(KCCR) — The South Dakota Department of Health has included information on hospital capacity to the state’s coronavirus website, covid.sd.gov. State Epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton says every hospital in the state reports into the system…

Clayton says it’s up to the hospitals to take part…

As of Friday four percent of staffed hospital bed capacity is being occupied by Covid-19 patients while 41-percent of beds are being used by Non-Covid patients. Eight percent of Intensive Care beds are being used by Covid patients as opposed to 31-percent of non-Covid patients. Two-percent of the state’s ventilator capacity is being used by Covid paitents while 22-percent are in use by non-Covid patients.