Governor Kristi Noem says the number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota may peak in the middle of June.
That’s based on current projections and state actions so far.
Models show the state will need 5-thousand hospital beds when COVID-19 hits its peak. The projection also estimates the state will need 1,300 ventilators. Governor Noem says they are working now to get more ventilators.
South Dakota is one of five states without a stay at home order. The other are North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Arkansas.