PIERRE, S.D. — Avera Health has opened online registration for COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone in South Dakota over the age of 16.

Appointments can be scheduled by visiting Avera.org/covid-vaccine and click the online form to sign up. After answering screening questions, appointment times will be shown along with vaccine manufacturer. For those ages 16-17, only the Pfizer vaccine has been medically approved. There is no out-of-pocket cost for the vaccine.

Following are the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Tuesday, April 6. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 163 (seven-day daily average: 192)
  • TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 2,419
  • TOTAL CASES: 118,680
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 114,323

  • DAILY TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 22.6%
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Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 18

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 98

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 7,068

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED:

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,938

Vaccinations

  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (IF 2-DOSE VACCINE): 276,846, total: 46.4% of population*

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 186,860, total: 31.6% of population

*(Vaccine total based on state distribution. Percentage includes vaccines given to South Dakota residents through federal programs, including IHS and VA)

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