Pierre, SD (Kilo) – South Dakota has passed 1,500 deaths from COVID-19, with 13 more deaths reported in a Saturday update from the South Dakota Department of Health.
The South Dakota Department of Health reported data from 1 p.m. on December 30 to 1 p.m. on December 31 in an update on Saturday. The country did not provide an update for COVID-19 on New Year’s Day.
The death toll was now 1,501. The new deaths of 6 men and 7 women were included in the following age groups: 40-49 (2); 50-59 (3); 60-69 (1); 70-79 (1) and 80+ (6).
On Saturday, 666 new cases of the new Coronavirus were announced, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 99,829, up from Thursday (99,164). The total number of recoveries has now reached 92,595, up from Thursday (91,980 cases).
The number of active cases has now reached 5,733, up from Thursday (5,696).
The number of hospitalizations is currently 282, down from Thursday (297). The total number of hospitalizations reached 5702, up from Thursday (5672).
The total number of negative people is now 274,117, up from Thursday (273476).
1,307 new people tested were reported on Saturday. The new person tested positive rate on Saturday is 50.9%.
The most recent 7-day test positive rate reported by the Ministry of Health is 17%. The Ministry of Health calculates this based on PCR test results but does not release the total numbers for the number of PCR tests performed per day. The most recent one-day PCR test positive rate is 15%.
44 counties in South Dakota are listed as having “significant” community spread, 13 counties in South Dakota are listed as “moderate” and 9 counties in South Dakota are listed as having “minimum” community spread.
Vaccine tracking is now reported by the state, as of Thursday, 11,713 doses of Pfizer vaccine and 13,612 doses of Moderna vaccine have been given to 25,325 people. The vaccine data does not include the vaccine given for the Indian South Dakota reservations because it is federally.