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4 more deaths, 230 hospitalized, and 6,865 active COVID cases

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Note: The data presented is from the previous day — Tuesday updates include data from over the weekend (Saturday 1 pm CT - Monday 1 pm CT)

  • State’s death toll: 2,309 (+4 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: 2,027 (updated weekly)
  • Active cases: 6,865 (+45)
  • People 12 and older who are fully vaccinated: 59.07% (+0.1%)
  • Vaccine boosters given: 103,100
  • Currently hospitalized: 230 (-4)
    • 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.

Today marks the deadline for millions of federal employees to provide proof that they've been vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate was imposed by President Biden in an executive order signed back in September.

The vaccination of children ages 5 to 11 against COVID-19 is well underway.

The Food and Drug Administration has given its OK for fully vaccinated Americans who are age 18 and older to receive a COVID-19 booster shot.

Click here to find a vaccine

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 Harding and Sanborn counties.

Click here to learn more

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