6 new deaths; Active cases of 2,919
6 new deaths;  Active cases of 2,919

6 new deaths; Active cases of 2,919

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,859, up from Thursday (2,853). The new deaths were two men and four women in the following age groups: 40-49 (1); 50-59 (2); 60-69 (1); 70-79 (1); 80+ (1). Counties reporting new deaths include Hughes, Lake, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Roberts and Todd.

Active cases are now at 2,919, down from Friday (3,016).

In the week of March 7, 34 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 higher PCR test.

There are now 88 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, a drop from Thursday (88). During the entire pandemic, a total of 10,646 people have been hospitalized.

There were 46 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case figure is now at 236,648, up from Thursday (236,602). This sum does not include positive results in the home, as these are not to be reported to the state.

The most recent seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 5.2% for March 4-10.

The number of recovered cases is 230,870.

There have been 1,669 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), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now 719.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.43% of the population aged 5 years and over have received at least one dose, while 58.55% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.41% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

672,042 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 468,750 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,592 doses of the Janssen vaccine have been administered.

There have been 174,368 people who have taken two doses of Moderna. There have been 257,878 people who have received two doses of Pfizer.

In terms of booster doses, 117,038 people received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 90,135 people received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,668 received a Janssen booster.

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