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Daily COVID Numbers, Active Cases Approach 6,000

COVID Update

The state Department of Health reports:

  • New cases: 485
  • State’s death toll: 2,072 (+1 from Thursday)
  • Active cases: 5,970 (+5% from Thursday)
  • Eligible population (12 and older) fully vaccinated: 56.5%
  • Hospitalized: 230 (+12 net from Thursday)
    • 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 unvaccinated people make up the vast majority of newly reported cases, deaths, and hospitalizations. They say, "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."

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