Admissions up to 5 to 70; 4 new deaths reported
Admissions up to 5 to 70;  4 new deaths reported

Admissions up to 5 to 70; 4 new deaths reported

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,875, an increase from Thursday (2,871). The new deaths include two men and two women in the following age groups: 60-69 (1); 70-79 (1); 80+ (2). New deaths were reported in these counties: Minnehaha, Pennington, Walworth and Yankton.

Active cases are now at 2,597, down from Thursday (2,635).

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 more for the PCR test.

There are now 70 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, an increase from Thursday (65). During the entire pandemic, a total of 10,673 people have been hospitalized.

There were 49 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case figure is now at 236,845, up from Thursday (236,797). 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 4.8% for March 10-16.

The number of recovered cases is 231,373.

There have been 1,677 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 at 861.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.51% of the population aged 5 years and over have received at least one dose, while 58.64% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.59% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

673,348 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 469,323 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,632 doses of the Janssen vaccine have been administered.

There have been 174,481 people who have taken two doses of Moderna. There have been 258,305 people who have received two doses of Pfizer.

In terms of booster doses, 117,527 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 90,422 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,680 have received a Janssen booster.

From next week will DOH will release COVID-19 data only once a week. The next update is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23rd.

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