Monument Health celebrates no COVID cases

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Monument Health announced Friday, May 6th that at all five Black Hills Hospitals there are no COVID-19 cases, just in time for National Nurse and Healthcare Appreciation Day.

“Although we could see more COVID-19 cases tomorrow, we can still celebrate our first Zero Day since the pandemic began more than two years ago,” said Shankar Kurra, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs at Rapid City Hospital.

Monument Health hospitalized it’s first COVID-19 patient on March 26, 2020 and have cared for up to 110 positive patients at a time primarily at the Rapid City Hospital.

Kurra said, the drop in numbers is due to vaccinations and immunity after having COVID-19 but added that vaccinations are still important because immunity can fade over time.

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