South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Says ‘Social Distancing’ in Her State Means Killing a Bird, COVID-19 Skyrockets

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem released a video on Sept. 23 in which she demonstrates that “social distancing” in her state means killing a bird with a rifle.

On the same day that Noem was out shooting birds, COVID-19 cases rose quickly in her state, notes KOTA:

Active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations both increased Wednesday in South Dakota as the Department of Health confirmed an additional 445 cases. This is a new record as 445 is the highest amount of new cases confirmed by the state in a day since Aug. 29.

Deaths from COVID-19 also increased, reports KXLG:

The state death toll has now climbed to 210 with 30 new cases reported in Codington County Thursday. Codington County is now showing a 20 percent positive rate, which hospital officials say, “ is pretty significant.”

(Sources: Governor Kristi Noem/Twitter, KOTA, KXLG)

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