SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — Three new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Wednesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health, bringing the total to 2,297, up from 2,294 on Tuesday.
The new deaths included a man and two women in the following age groups: 2 in the 70-79 age group, 1 in the 60-69 age group.
There were 482 new total cases of COVID-19 reported on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 161,474, an increase from Tuesday (160,992).
The number of active cases reported on Wednesday is 6,663, up from Tuesday (6,534).
Current hospital admissions are 239, an increase from Tuesday (236). The total number of hospital admissions stands at 8,211, up from 8,188 on Tuesday.
The total number of recovered cases now stands at 152,514, up from Tuesday (152,164).
The DOH currently reports total tests every day. 1,668,747 tests were reported on Wednesday, an increase of 4,112 from 1,664,635, a total number of tests as of Tuesday.
The final seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 15.5% for Nov. 9-15.
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.
830 cases of Delta variants (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) have been detected in South Dakota through sentry monitoring, an increase of 39 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. Data cleaning has changed the percentages of people who received one dose or completed the series. Find the DOH explanation in this story.
On Wednesday, 69.86% of the population aged 12 years and older had received at least one dose, while 58.83% had completed the vaccination course. XX13.09% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.
541,239 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 384,810 of the Moderna vaccine and 32,519 doses of the Janssen vaccine were administered.
There have been 164,875 individuals who have received two doses of Moderna. There have been 226,343 individuals who have received two doses of Pfizer.
As for booster doses, 58,535 people received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 37,416 a 3rd Moderna dose, and 940 a Janssen booster.
The state also reports updated figures for the number of children under 12 who have received a vaccine. It shows that 6,188 have received the vaccine, which is 4.22% of that population.