COVID-19 in South Dakota: 745 new cases in total; Death toll at 2,289; Active cases at 6,535 – Community News

COVID-19 in South Dakota: 745 new cases in total; Death toll at 2,289; Active cases at 6,535

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — Eight new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Monday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health, bringing the total to 2,289, up from 2,281 on Friday.

Among the new deaths are five women and three men in the following age categories: 60-69 (3); 70-79 (1); 80+(4).

A total of 745 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Monday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 160,088, up from Friday (159,343).

The number of active cases reported on Monday stands at 6,535, up from Friday (6,496).

Current hospital admissions stand at 243, up from Friday (233). The total number of hospital admissions stands at 8,129, compared to 8,087 on Friday.

The total number of recovered cases now stands at 151,264, up from Friday (150,566).

The DOH currently reports total tests every day. There are 1,658,390 total tests reported as of Monday, an increase of 7,816 from 1,650,574 total tests reported Friday.

The final seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 15.5% for Nov. 5-11.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 60 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.

775 cases of Delta variants (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) were detected in South Dakota through sentry monitoring, an increase of 86 from the previous report.

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.

As of Monday, 68.78% of the population aged 12 years and older have received at least one dose, while 58.70% have completed the vaccination course. 12.62% of those who qualify have completed their booster dose.

531,170 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 380,209 of the Moderna vaccine and 32,219 doses of the Janssen vaccine have been administered.

There have been 164,652 individuals who have received two doses of Moderna. There have been 225,710 individuals who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 56,281 people received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 34,145 a 3rd Moderna dose, and 832 received a Janssen booster.