COVID-19 in South Dakota: 433 new cases; Death remains at 2,742; Active cases at 11,283
COVID-19 in South Dakota: 433 new cases;  Death remains at 2,742;  Active cases at 11,283

COVID-19 in South Dakota: 433 new cases; Death remains at 2,742; Active cases at 11,283

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – The South Dakota Department of Health reported no new COVID-19 deaths today.

The COVID-19 death toll is still at 2,742, the same as Monday.

Active cases are now at 11,283, down from Monday (13,248).

In the week of Feb. 14, 65 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 249 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, a decrease from Monday (259). During the entire pandemic, a total of 10,449 people have been hospitalized.

There were 433 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total cases to 233,441, an increase from Monday (233,008). The total number does not include positive results in the home, as these do not have 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 18% for February 7-13.

The number of recovered cases is 219,416.

The figures for variant cases have not been updated yet. There have been 1,424 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now 452.

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, 70.63% of the population aged 5 years and older have received at least one dose, while 57.8% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.48% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

662,528 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 463,180 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,280 doses of the Janssen vaccine have been administered.

There have been 172,828 people who have taken two doses of Moderna. There have been 254,506 people who have received two doses of Pfizer.

In terms of booster doses, 113,906 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 87,720 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,618 have received a Janssen booster.

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