In a normal year, fall is a busy season for Sioux Falls hospitals. This year, they’re struggling under the added weight of COVID-19.
Local hospital leaders say staff are exhausted and frustrated as they watch many continue business as usual.
As of Monday, more than half of the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations are in the Sioux Falls area.
Chief Medical Officer Mike Elliott with Avera McKennan hospital confirms patients are two to a room in some cases.