SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The COVID-19 death toll has gone up in South Dakota from the previous week.
According to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, 2,931 people have died during the pandemic, up three from 2,928 the previous week. The deaths reported were in the following age ranges: 70-79 (1) and 80+ (2).
Active cases are now at 2,546, up from the previous report (2,173).
As of June 15, 41 of South Dakota’s 66 counties 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 are now 52 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from last week (49). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,944 total people who have been hospitalized.
There were 972 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.
The state’s total case count is now at 242,298, up from last week (241,326). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.
The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 19.2% for June 7 – 13.
The number of recovered cases is at 236,821.
There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) 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 number of Omicron cases is now at 1,166. The state is also reporting 34 Omicron BA.2 cases.
For COVID-19 vaccines, 73% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 60% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 33% of those eligible have completed their booster dose. Those numbers did not change from the previous week.
There have been 716,640 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 497,680 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,136 doses of the Janssen vaccine.
There have been 1,252,456 total doses administered in South Dakota with 526,824 total persons receiving the vaccine.