COVID-19 in South Dakota: 521 new cases in total; Death toll at 2,281; Active cases at 6.496 – Community News

COVID-19 in South Dakota: 521 new cases in total; Death toll at 2,281; Active cases at 6.496

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — Four new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Friday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health, bringing the total to 2,281, up from 2,277 on Wednesday.

Due to the Veterans Day holiday on Thursday, no new figures have been reported.

Among the new deaths are two men and two women in the following age categories: 70-79 (1); 80+ (3). Deaths were reported in the following counties: Hyde, Mellette, Minnehaha and Pennington.

521 new total cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 159,343, an increase from Wednesday (158,822).

The number of active cases reported on Friday is 6,496, up from Wednesday (6,290).

The current hospital admissions are at 233, the same as Wednesday (233). The total number of hospital admissions stands at 8,087, an increase compared to Wednesday (8,066).

The total number of recovered cases now stands at 150,566, an increase from Wednesday (150,255).

The DOH currently reports total tests every day. A total of 1,650,574 tests were reported as of Friday, an increase of 5,093 from 1,645,481 total tests reported Wednesday.

The final seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 15.3% for Nov. 4 – 10.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 61 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.

689 cases of Delta variants (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) have been detected in South Dakota through sentinels.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two 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.

On Friday, 68.68% of the population aged 12 years and older received at least one dose, while 58.62% completed the vaccination course. 11.83% of those who qualify have completed their booster dose.

528,411 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 375,751 of the Moderna vaccine and 32,032 doses of the Janssen vaccine have been administered.

There have been 164,480 individuals who have received two doses of Moderna. There have been 225,347 individuals who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 54,227 people received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 30,302 a 3rd Moderna dose, and 731 received a Janssen booster.