COVID-19 in South Dakota: 1,341 total new cases; Death toll rises to 2,334; Active cases at 6,778


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — There were 1,341 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total case count to 166,208, up from Monday (164,867).

The COVID-19 dashboard for Tuesday reflects case numbers from Thursday (11/25) – Monday (11/29), according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

The number of active cases reported on Tuesday is at 6,778, down from Monday (7,253).

There were six new deaths reported, bringing the total to 2,334. The deaths include two men and four women in the following age ranges: 70-79 (1); 80+ (5). Deaths were reported in the following counties: Brown (3); Hand (1); Lawrence (1); Lincoln (1); Meade (1).

Current hospitalizations are at 243, up from Monday (234). Total hospitalizations are at 8,446, up from Monday (8,362).

Total recovered cases are now at 157,096, up from Monday (155,286).

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,708,350 total tests reported as of Tuesday, up 10,273 from 1,698,077 total tests reported Monday.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 17.7% for Nov. 22 – 28.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 60 are listed as having “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There have been 964 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 3 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The DOH announced changes to how it reports vaccinations on the COVID-19 dashboard as of Monday, October 14. It now includes a breakout of how many people have received booster doses. Due to data clean-up efforts, the percentages of people who’ve received one dose or completed the series have changed. Find the DOH explanation in this story.

On Wednesday, November 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old. The state says there was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population.

As of Tuesday, 64.25% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 53.49% have completed the vaccination series. 14.87% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 561,438 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 403,489 of the Moderna vaccine and 33,561 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 167,085 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 229,913 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 67,337 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 49,437 have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 1,307 have received a Janssen booster.

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