Sumary of South Dakota surpasses 700 virus deaths:
- (AP) — South Dakota surpassed 700 virus deaths on Thursday as the state suffers through one of the worst virus surges in the nation..
- Health officials reported 31 deaths from COVID-19, marking the second-highest daily tally of deaths since the pandemic began..
- The state currently has the country 17th highest number of deaths per capita, according to Johns Hopkins researchers..
- The state has the nation second-highest rate of new cases per capita over the last two weeks, with 2,140 new cases per 100,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins researchers….