SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — New COVID-19 cases in South Dakota continue to outpace recoveries, according to data reported by the South Dakota Department of Health Monday, Sept. 13.

Health officials reported 528 COVID-19 cases in the state on Monday, with the number of active cases rising 194 since Friday to 7,226, a number not seen since Christmas. Meanwhile, 330 people were newly reported to have recovered from the virus. New daily reported cases have averaged in the low-600s, while recoveries have averaged about 300 a day.

The difference shows COVID-19 continues to surge in South Dakota. Four new COVID-19 deaths were reported Monday, raising the state's virus death toll to 2,088. The rate of newly reported fatalities due to COVID-19 has also picked up slightly, with 19 deaths reported in the last 14 days, compared to 12 in the previous two week period.

The following are the state Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of Monday. All data is the latest available but should be considered preliminary and could be updated at a later date by health officials.


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  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (IF 2-DOSE VACCINE): 508,748 people, 57.5% of state's population

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 443723 people, 50.2% of state's population

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 528 (seven-day daily average: 587)
  • TOTAL CASES: 137,300
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 127,986

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 12 (seven-day daily average: 32)




  • TOTAL DEATHS: 2,088

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