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236 hospitalized with COVID, over 6,000 active cases

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Note: The data presented is from the previous day. Tuesday's updates include data from over the weekend.

  • State’s death toll: 2,270 (+3 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: 2,000
  • Active cases: 6,083 (+226 from the previous report)
  • People 12 and older who are fully vaccinated: 58.53%
  • 75,746 vaccine booster doses have been given.
  • Currently hospitalized: 231 (+50 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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When the delta variant took off around the U.S., the federal government updated its masking guidelines for fully vaccinated people.

The current advice from the CDC is to mask up indoors if you live in a place with "substantial" or "high" coronavirus transmission.

In South Dakota, that's all but Mellette and Jerauld counties.

The change to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's masking guidelines came after research on a summer outbreak showed delta was more transmissible than previously understood.

The Pfizer-BioNTech® COVID-19 Vaccine has been approved for children ages 5-11 by the FDA and received a final recommendation from the CDC.