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