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4 more deaths, 197 hospitalized, and 7,226 active cases

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The state Department of Health reports:

  • New cases: 528
  • State’s death toll: 2,088 (+4 from the previous report)
  • Active cases: 7,226 (+194 from the previous report)
  • Eligible population (12 and older) fully vaccinated: 57.18%
  • Hospitalized: 197 (-6 net from the previous report)
    • Note: Currently Hospitalized numbers include COVID-19 cases and people that are in the hospital under transmission-based precautions. The number may include out-of-state cases and people. 
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The South Dakota Department of Health says unvaccinated people make up the vast majority of newly reported deaths and hospitalizations.

They say, "The more the virus that causes COVID-19 circulates in a community, the more opportunities it has to transform into variants that can spread more easily. Help stop the spread and further mutation of the Coronavirus by getting vaccinated."

Find a vaccine: https://vaccines.gov 

COVID in South Dakota K–12 schools (as of September 4):

  • 652 COVID-19 cases in students so far this year
  • 154 COVID-19 cases in teachers and staff so far this year