COVID-19 in South Dakota: 126 new cases; Death toll up to 2,788; Active cases of 5,656
COVID-19 in South Dakota: 126 new cases;  Death toll up to 2,788;  Active cases of 5,656

COVID-19 in South Dakota: 126 new cases; Death toll up to 2,788; Active cases of 5,656

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

The death toll for COVID-19 is now 2,788 compared to Wednesday (2,784). The deaths were three men and one woman in the following age groups: 60-69 (2) and 80+ (2). New deaths were reported by hand (2); Lincoln and Minnehaha Counties.

Active cases are now at 5,656, down from Wednesday (6,083). The last time active cases of COVID-19 were so low in South Dakota was on November 3, 2021 at 5,662.

In the week of Feb. 21, 53 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 179 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, an increase from Wednesday (171). During the entire pandemic, a total of 10,563 people have been hospitalized.

There were 126 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case figure is now at 235,654, up from Wednesday (235,541). 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 13.3% for February 15-21.

The number of recovered cases is 227,210.

1,448 Delta variants (B.1.617.2 and AY genera) have been 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 623.

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, 71% of the population aged 5 years and older have received at least one dose, while 58.15% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.85% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

665,908 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 464,630 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,353 doses of the Janssen vaccine have been administered.

There have been 173,149 individuals who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 255,639 people who have received two doses of Pfizer.

In terms of booster doses, 115,168 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 88,463 people have received a 3rd Modern dose and 2,637 have received a Janssen booster.

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