Sioux Falls hospitals and Public Health Department news briefing on Wednesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(WNAX)- Representatives from Sanford and Avera Health and the Sioux Falls Public Health Department held a joint news conference to outline their concerns about the surge in Covid-19 infections.

Sanford Chief Medical Officer, Dr Mike Wilde, says they are seeing more patients.

Wilde says everyone wants to keep kids safely in school,

Wilde says its necessary to reinstate more mitigation practices to slow down the spread,

Wilde says over ninety five percent of those in the hospital being treated for Covid are not vaccinated.

Avera Health Vice President, Dr David Basel says they are seeing some troubling trends with this surge.

Basel says there are breakthrough infections too.

Basel says its important parents pay attention to their kids health,