SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Six new COVID-19 deaths were reported in South Dakota for the past week.
According to the South Dakota Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll since the start of the pandemic is up two deaths to 3,124. The six new deaths are four women and two men in the following age ranges 20-29 (1), 30-39 (1), 70-79 (1) and 80+ (3). Five of the new deaths were in Minnehaha County; Lyman County reported one new death.
Active cases are now at 211, down from the week before (259). There were 511 new cases reported in the past week.
As of October 5, the DOH has updated its COVID-19 dashboard weekly on Wednesdays. 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 54 people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from last week (62). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 12,261 total people who have been hospitalized.
The state’s total case count is now at 272,367, up from last week (271,856). 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 269,032.
The DOH now directs users to the CDC page for vaccination information.