SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The COVID-19 death toll throughout the pandemic is at 3,096 in South Dakota.

According to Wednesday’s update to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, deaths are up eight from 3,088 the previous week. The new deaths include four women and four men in the following age ranges: 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80+ (5). The new deaths were in the following counties: Brookings, Brown, Clay, Dewey, Minnehaha (3) and Pennington.  

Active cases are now at 616, down from the previous report (665).

As of October 5, the DOH has updated its COVID-19 dashboard. The information on community spread is no longer available on the South Dakota DOH page; instead, users are directed to the CDC tracker.

There are now 72 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from last week (83). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 12,045 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 847 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 267,689, up from last week (266,843). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The number of recovered cases is at 263,977.

The number of Omicron cases detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring is now at 2,069. The state is also reporting 204 Omicron BA.2 cases.

There have been 1,721 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) is detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The DOH now directs users to the CDC page for vaccination information.