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South Dakota reporting over 22,000 active COVID-19 cases

The latest COVID-19 data is in for South Dakota.
The latest COVID-19 data is in for South Dakota.(MGN)
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 1:03 PM CST
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(KTIV) - Active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota have risen above 20,000 in the last week.

South Dakota’s COVID-19 dashboard shows active cases have risen from 14,355 reported on Jan. 6 to 22,743 as of Jan. 12′s report. Hospitalizations have also risen from 305 to 336 with over a dozen of them reported in Siouxland. Officials say there are six virus-related hospitalizations in Bon Homme County, six in Yankton County and one in Clay County. Among those counties, only Yankton is reporting ICU hospitalizations with four as of Wednesday’s report.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 197,912 COVID-19 cases reported in the state. So far 172,635 have recovered while 2,534 have died. Fourteen virus-related deaths have been reported since the Jan. 6 report.

An estimated 68.55 percent of South Dakota’s five and older population has received one dose of the vaccine, while 56.26 percent have completed their vaccine series. About 28.19% of the eligible population has received a booster dose.

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