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9 more COVID deaths in South Dakota, 397 people hospitalized, 35,196 infected

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South Dakota reports another record number of people with COVID-19.

The state Department of Health says 35,196 people are currently infected.

The state reports 9 more deaths from COVID-19. South Dakota’s pandemic toll is now at 2,561.

397 people are currently hospitalized with the disease.

Healthcare systems in the state report that about 90 percent of their patients ill with covid are unvaccinated.

About 57 percent of eligible South Dakotans are fully vaccinated against the disease.

Data update

  • State’s death toll: 2,601 (+9 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: 2,291 (updated weekly)
  • Active cases: 35,196 (+1,110)
  • Eligible South Dakotans fully vaccinated: 56.6%
  • Currently hospitalized: 397 (-6)

Advice from the CDC is to get vaccinated, and mask-up indoors if you live in a place with high or substantial coronavirus transmission. In South Dakota, that's everywhere but Jones County.

Joshua is the business and economics reporter with SDPB News.