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Active COVID cases trend downwards, hospitalizations remain over 200

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  • State’s death toll: 2,171 (+1 from the previous report)
    • Note: 'Death toll' indicates the number of deaths among people with COVID, but COVID may not have been the sole cause of death.
    • Deaths verifiably caused by COVID: 1,893
  • Active cases: 6,589 (-127 from the previous report)
  • Eligible population (12 and older) fully vaccinated: 59.09% (+0.07 from the previous report)
  • Currently hospitalized: 213 (no change 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.
  • 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

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