COVID-19 in South Dakota: 1,026 new cases; Death toll rises to 2,375; Active cases at 7,647 – Community News
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COVID-19 in South Dakota: 1,026 new cases; Death toll rises to 2,375; Active cases at 7,647

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — 1,026 new total cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 169,789, up from Monday’s (168,763).

While the difference in the total number of cases reported on Tuesday and Monday equals 1,026, there were 1,027 new cases if you added up the PCR or newly confirmed cases (844) and antigen or new probable cases (183).

The number of active cases reported Tuesday stands at 7,647, down from Monday (7,682).

Four new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 2,375. The two men and two women were in the following age groups: 30-39 (1); 50-59 (1); 80+ (2).

The current number of hospital admissions stands at 250, up from Monday (246). The total number of hospital admissions stands at 8,599, an increase from Monday (8,543).

The total number of recovered cases now stands at 159,767, up from Monday (158,710).

The DOH currently reports total tests every day. A total of 1,738,541 tests were reported as of Tuesday, an increase of 7,612 from 1,730,929 total tests reported on Monday.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 14.9% for Nov. 29 – Dec. 5.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 63 are listed with a “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or more per 100,000 or a PCR test positivity rate of 10% or more.

1,096 cases of Delta variants (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) have been detected in South Dakota through sentry monitoring, an increase of 12 from the previous report.

There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 3 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

On Wednesday, Nov. 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports on the percentage of the population getting vaccinated. To match the population eligible for the vaccine, the Department of Health is taking children aged 5-11. The state says there was a 7% decrease from the 12-year-old population.

On Tuesday, 65.34% of the population aged 5 and older received at least one dose, while 54.19% completed the vaccination course. 17.23% of those who qualify have completed their booster dose.

578,341 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 415,311 of the Moderna vaccine and 34,268 doses of the Janssen vaccine were administered.

There have been 167,656 individuals who have received two doses of Moderna. There have been 234,418 individuals who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 75,423 people received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 58,028 received a 3rd Moderna dose, and 1,596 received a Janssen booster.

Data from Saturday and Sunday is included in Tuesday’s update.