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2 More COVID Deaths As Net Hospitalizations Jump Another 29%

COVID Update

The state Department of Health reports:

  • New cases: 1,020
    • Note: Weekend numbers are reported on Tuesdays.
  • State’s death toll: 2,069 (+2 from Monday)
  • Active COVID Cases: 5,035 (+16.4% from Monday)
  • Completed full vaccine series (12 and older): 56.29% (+0.11% from Monday)
  • Currently Hospitalized: 216 (+48 net from Monday)
    • Last winter was the last time South Dakota had over 200 hospitalized for COVID.
  • 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 South Dakota Department of Health says, "The more the virus that causes COVID-19 circulates in a community, the more opportunities it has to transform into variants that can spread more easily. Help stop the spread and further mutation of the Coronavirus by getting vaccinated."

The Department of Health says unvaccinated people make up the vast majority of new cases, deaths, and hospitalizations. 

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