SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – The South Dakota Department of Health reported 12 new COVID-19 deaths Monday.
The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,742, an increase from Friday (2,730). The deaths included six men and six women in the following age groups: 40-49 (2), 60-69 (6), 70-79 (2) and 80 (3). One death was reclassified from the age group 50-59 years.
Active cases are now at 13,248, down from Friday (14,615).
In the week of Feb. 14, 64 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 259 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, a decrease from Friday (294). During the entire pandemic, a total of 10,405 people have been hospitalized.
On Monday, the DOH dashboard survey reported 283 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total case numbers to 233,008, up from Friday (232,725). This sum does not include positive results in the home, as these are not to be reported to the state.
As of February 3, DOH has combined antigen and PCR COVID-19 numbers to list a total number of confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) cases. Prior to this, KELOLAND had combined the PCR and antigen results to report the total number of new cases, but we previously tracked the separate antigen and PCR cases.
The most recent seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 19.6% for February 4-10.
The number of recovered cases is 217,018.
1,422 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).
There are 315 Omicron cases.
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, 70.52% of the population aged 5 years and over have received at least one dose, while 57.7% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.37% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.
660,622 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 462,071 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,215 doses of the Janssen vaccine have been administered.
There have been 172,488 people who have taken two doses of Moderna. There have been 253,772 people who have received two doses of Pfizer.
In terms of booster doses, 113,393 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 87,351 people have received a 3rd Modern dose and 2,611 have received a Janssen booster.