SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — According to the latest data from the state’s Department of Health, active COVID-19 cases are rising back to levels not seen in South Dakota since early October.
415 new total cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 162,375, up from Thursday (161,960).
The number of active cases reported Friday stands at 6,820, up from Thursday (6,775).
Two new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 2,305. The new deaths were two men in the 80+ age group. New deaths were reported in Codington and Minnehaha counties.
Current hospital admissions are 234, a decrease from Thursday (246). The total number of hospital admissions stands at 8,252, compared to 8,233 on Thursday.
The total number of recovered cases now stands at 153,250, up from Thursday (152,882).
The DOH currently reports total tests every day. A total of 1,677,473 tests were reported as of Friday, an increase of 4,049 from 1,673,424 total tests reported on Thursday.
The final seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 15.8% for Nov. 11–17.
Of the 66 counties in South Dakota, 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.
893 cases of Delta variants (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) have been detected in South Dakota through sentry monitoring, an increase of 25 from the previous report.
There have been 172 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).
As of Monday, October 14, the DOH announced changes to the way it reports vaccinations on its COVID-19 dashboard. It now lists how many people have received booster doses. Clearing data has changed the percentages of people who received one dose or completed the series. Find the DOH explanation in this story.
As of Friday, 70.18% of the population aged 12 years and older have received at least one dose, while 58.97% have completed the vaccination course. 14.17% of those who qualify have completed their booster dose.
543,822 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 388,721 of the Moderna vaccine and 32,710 doses of the Janssen vaccine were administered.
There have been 165,192 individuals who have received two doses of Moderna. There have been 226,652 individuals who have received two doses of Pfizer.
As for booster doses, 59,830 people received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 40,430 a 3rd Moderna dose, and 998 received a Janssen booster.
The state also reports data on the number of children under the age of 12 who have received a vaccine. It shows that 6,705 children have received the vaccine, which is 4.57% of that population.