15 more deaths, 349 people hospitalized, 26,835 people currently infected
The state Health Department reports 15 more people have died with COVID-19.
The state’s pandemic death toll now stands at 2,559.
There are 26,385 people currently infected with COVID-19 in the state. That’s an additional ~1,500 since the previous day. And it’s another new record for South Dakota.
There are 349 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. That’s up 6 over the previous day — and up 37 over the previous week.
Hospitals in the state report that most of their COVID-19 patients are not vaccinated. They are asking the public to help slow the rate of hospitalizations in the state by wearing masks, social distancing, and most importantly — getting vaccinated and boosted.
Meanwhile, the portion of eligible South Dakotans who are fully vaccinated remains at 56 percent.
Information on free vaccines is available at vaccines.gov.
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: 2,559 (+15 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: 26,385
- Eligible South Dakotans fully vaccinated: 56.35%
- Currently hospitalized: 349 (+6)
- 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.