MITCHELL — South Dakota saw 14 new deaths from COVID-19 while current hospitalizations for the disease continue to fall, according to the latest statistics from the South Dakota Department of Health released Saturday.
The department has reported a total of 1,570 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, while 234 people currently remain hospitalized with the disease. That’s the lowest number of hospitalized patients since Oct. 4, when 232 patients were hospitalized, and down from a high of 607 reported on Nov. 10. As of Saturday, 5,871 patients have been hospitalized with COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak.
Active cases of the disease also dropped to 5,040, down from 5,241 the previous day and the lowest number of active cases since Oct. 8, when the state reported 4,673 cases. The state saw a high of active cases on Nov. 15, when 19,360 active cases were reported.
The latest numbers bring the total number of confirmed cases to 92,726 since March. A total of 801,691 tests have been administered, with 383,093 people having received tests. A total of 40,284 doses of vaccine have been administered, with 36,221 individuals having received the vaccine.
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