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As residents ready to gather, over 7,000 active coronavirus infections loom

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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: 2,320 (+2 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: 2,055 (updated weekly)
  • Active cases: 7,080 (+130)
  • Eligable South Dakotans fully vaccinated: 53.25% (-7%)
    • NOTE: Percent of the population with 1-dose, series complete, and booster dose has been updated to reflect the 5+ year old population. There was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population. The change was made to align with the vaccine-eligible population, which now includes children ages 5-11 years.
  • Vaccine boosters administered: 107,969
  • Currently hospitalized: 231 (No change)
    • 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 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 Aurora counties.

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