158 new cases; Death toll up to 2,779; Active cases of 7,706
158 new cases;  Death toll up to 2,779;  Active cases of 7,706

158 new cases; Death toll up to 2,779; Active cases of 7,706

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – South Dakota’s Department of Health reported seven COVID-19 deaths Tuesday.

The reported data on Tuesday are from kl. 13.00 Thursday to kl. 13.00 Friday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,779, up from Friday (2,772). The deaths were five men and two women in the following age groups: 60-69 (1), 70-79 (2) and 80+ (4). New deaths were reported in the following counties: Bennett, Codington, Minnehaha (3), Pennington and Walworth.

Active cases are now at 7,706, down from Friday (8,465).

In the week of Feb. 21, 59 of South Dakota’s 66 counties are listed as having “high” or “significant” community dispersal. “High” Community spread is 100 cases or more per 100,000 or a positivity rate of 10% or more for the PCR test.

There are now 211 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, a decrease from Friday (222). During the entire pandemic, a total of 10,535 people have been hospitalized.

There were 158 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported. No new figures were reported Monday by the DOH.

The state’s total case figure is now at 235,116, up from Friday (234,961). The total number does not include positive results in the home, as these do not have to be reported to the state.

The most recent seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 13.6% for February 14-20.

The number of recovered cases is 224,631.

There have been 1,431 Delta variants (B.1.617.2 and AY genera) detected in South Dakota through guard surveillance. There have been 176 cases of B.1.1.7 (alpha variant), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now 563.

On November 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports what percentage of the population is being vaccinated. To adapt to the vaccine-eligible population, the Ministry of Health includes children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 70.96% of the population aged 5 years and older have received at least one dose, while 58.04% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.69% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

664,271 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 464,025 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,319 doses of the Janssen vaccine have been administered.

There have been 173,011 individuals who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 255,098 people who have received two doses of Pfizer.

In terms of booster doses, 114,560 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 88,148 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,627 have received a Janssen booster.

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