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10 more COVID deaths, 343 hospitalized, 24,796 active infections


The state Health Department reports 10 more people have died with COVID-19.

The state’s pandemic death toll now stands at 2,544. There are 24,796 active COVID-19 cases in the state. That’s an additional 2,000 since the previous day, and the highest number ever reported in South Dakota.

There are 343 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. That’s up 7 over the previous day.

Meanwhile, the portion of eligible South Dakotans who are fully vaccinated remains at 56 percent. That number has risen less than 2% in the last month.

Hospitals report that most of their COVID-19 patients are not vaccinated.

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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: 2,544 (+10 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: 2,234 (updated weekly)
  • Active cases: 24,796
  • Eligible South Dakotans fully vaccinated: 56.3%
  • Currently hospitalized: 343 (+7)
    • 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.
  • Advice from the CDC is to get vaccinated, and mask-up indoors if you live in a place with high or substantial coronavirus transmission. That’s everywhere in South Dakota.