SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — Six new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Thursday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health, bringing the total to 2,303, up from 2,297 on Wednesday.
The new deaths were four men and two women, all in the 80+ age group.
A total of 486 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Thursday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 161,960, up from Wednesday (161,474).
The number of active cases reported Thursday stands at 6,675, up from Wednesday (6,663).
Current hospital admissions are 246, an increase from Wednesday (239). The total number of hospital admissions stands at 8,233, compared to 8,211 on Wednesday.
The total number of recovered cases now stands at 152,882, up from Wednesday (152,514).
The DOH currently reports total tests every day. A total of 1,673,424 tests have been reported as of Thursday, an increase of 4,677 from 1,668,747 total tests reported on Wednesday.
The latest positivity rate from the seven-day PCR test for the state is 15.7% for Nov. 10–16.
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.
868 cases of delta variants (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) were detected in South Dakota through sentry monitoring, an increase of 38 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 Thursday, 70.08% of the population aged 12 and older have received at least one dose, while 58.93% have completed the vaccination course. 13.90% of those who qualify have completed their booster dose.
542,436 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 387,000 of the Moderna vaccine and 32,628 doses of the Janssen vaccine have been administered.
There have been 165,102 individuals who have received two doses of Moderna. There have been 226,489 individuals who have received two doses of Pfizer.
As for booster doses, 59,188 people received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 39,003 received a 3rd Moderna dose, and 965 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 6,420 have received the vaccine, which is 4.38% of that population.