COVID-19 in South Dakota: 931 new cases in total; Death toll rises to 2,318; Active cases at 6,950 – Community News
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COVID-19 in South Dakota: 931 new cases in total; Death toll rises to 2,318; Active cases at 6,950

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — 931 new total cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 163,721, up from Monday (162,790).

Data from Saturday and Sunday is included in Tuesday’s update, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

The number of active cases reported Tuesday stands at 6,950, up from Monday (6,865).

Nine new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 2,318. The newly reported deaths included four women and five men in the following age groups: 40-49 (2); 70-79 (2); 80+ (5).

Current hospital admissions are 237, an increase from Monday (230). The total number of hospital admissions stands at 8,313, an increase from Monday (8,271).

The total number of recovered cases now stands at 154,453, up from Monday (153,616).

The DOH currently reports total tests every day. A total of 1,688,729 tests were reported on Tuesday, an increase of 7,417 from 1,681,312 total tests reported on Monday.

The final seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 15.8% for Nov. 15-21.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 65 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.

897 cases of Delta variants (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) have been detected in South Dakota through sentry monitoring, an increase of four 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 Tuesday, 70.91% of the population aged 12 years and older have received at least one dose, while 59.17% have completed the vaccination course. 15.44% of those who qualify have completed their booster dose.

551,031 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 394,794 of the Moderna vaccine and 33,119 doses of the Janssen vaccine were administered.

There have been 165,557 individuals who have received two doses of Moderna. There have been 227,352 individuals who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 63,383 people received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 44,586 received a 3rd Moderna dose, and 1,170 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 8,102 children have received the vaccine, which is 5.53% of that population.

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