COVID-19 in South Dakota: 571 new cases in total; Death toll rises to 2,320; Active cases at 7.080

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — A total of 571 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 164,292, up from Tuesday (163,721).

The number of active cases reported Wednesday is 7,080 higher than Tuesday (6,950).

Two new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 2,320.

Current hospital admissions are 231, down from Tuesday (237). The total number of hospital admissions stands at 8,339, an increase from Tuesday (8,313).

The total number of recovered cases now stands at 154,892, up from Tuesday (154,453).

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The DOH currently reports total tests every day. A total of 1,693,607 tests were reported as of Wednesday, an increase of 4,878 from 1,688,729 total tests reported Tuesday.

The final seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 15.8% for Nov. 16-22.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 65 are listed with a “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or more per 100,000 or a PCR test positivity rate of 10% or more.

909 cases of Delta variants (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) have been detected in South Dakota through sentry monitoring, an increase of 12 from the previous report.

There have been 175 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).

As of Monday, October 14, the DOH announced changes to the way it reports vaccinations on its COVID-19 dashboard. It now lists how many people have received booster doses. Data cleaning has changed the percentages of people who received one dose or completed the series. Find the DOH explanation in this story.

On Wednesday, Nov. 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how they report on the percentage of the population getting vaccinated. To match the population eligible for the vaccine, the Department of Health includes children ages 5-11. The state says there was a 7% decrease from the 12-year-old population.

On Wednesday, 63.82% of the population aged 5 years and older received at least one dose, while 53.25% completed the vaccination course. 14.16% of those who qualify have completed their booster dose.

554,194 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 399,164 of the Moderna vaccine and 33,318 doses of the Janssen vaccine have been administered.

There have been 166,819 individuals who have received two doses of Moderna. There have been 228,228 individuals who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 64,431 people received a 3rd Pfizer injection, 46,468 a 3rd Moderna dose, and 1,216 a Janssen booster.

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