SD Dept of Health reports 9 new COVID-19 related deaths

PIERRE, S.D.( – The state reported 9 new COVID-related deaths, while active cases & hospitalizations decreased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 2,679. The state had 35 new cases and 103 recoveries, decreasing active infections to 2,870. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus is 69.

So far, South Dakota has had 236,750 cases and 231,201 recoveries.

Locally, Brown County had 2 new case and 17 recoveries. The county currently has 156 active cases. Overall, the county has had 10,258 cases and 9,981 recoveries. There’s currently 120 Covid-related deaths.

Statewide, Minnehaha County has had 56,936 cases, followed by Pennington County with 32,573 and Lincoln County with 15,466, Other counties totals include Codington with 8,385, Brookings with 8,083, Meade with 6,991, Lawrence with 6,551, and Yankton with 5,899.

Statewide 518,217 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 Vaccine(over 71% of the state) with 467,401 completing vaccination(over 58% of the state).  Statewide 210,107 have received the booster shot(over 32% of the state).

Brown County has 23,613  receiving at least one shot & 22,233 completing vaccination. 10,958 receiving the booster shot.