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In South Dakota, active COVID-19 cases rebound, 6 deaths reported

State health officials reported six state residents have died with COVID-19, raising the death toll to 2,355. There are 21 COVID-19 fatalities reported in December thus far. November was the deadliest month of the pandemic since January, with 114 fatalities.

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A coronavirus graphic. Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rebounded and six people died while ill with the virus, the South Dakota Department of Health reported Thursday, Dec. 2.

Active cases climbed 194 to 7,416, up 638 in the past two days. A rising active case count, measuring newly reported cases against new recoveries, indicates the virus is spreading in the state, although South Dakota's high test positivity rate indicates many people who are falling ill with COVID-19 aren't getting tested, and their positive results aren't getting reported.

State health officials reported six state residents have died with COVID-19, raising the death toll to 2,355. There are 21 COVID-19 fatalities reported in December thus far. November was the deadliest month of the pandemic since January, with 114 fatalities.

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 Wednesday. All data is the latest available but should be considered preliminary and could be updated at a later date by health officials.

Vaccinations

  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (IF 2-DOSE VACCINE): 594,121 people, 67.2% of state's population*

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 484,448 people, 54.8% of state's population

  • BOOSTER DOSE RECEIVED: 116,695 people, 24.1% of state's vaccinated population

*Note: The percentage presented here via the CDC differs from the state Department of Health percentage posted on its online dashboard, because the department's data indicates percentage of state population age 5 and older, not the state's total population.

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Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 615 (seven-day daily average: 856)
  • CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 7,416
  • TOTAL CASES: 167,759
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 157,988

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 22 (seven-day daily average: 39)

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 248

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 8,490

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED AMONG CASES: 6

  • TOTAL DEATHS AMONG CASES: 2,355

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