South Dakota continues to see rise in COVID-19; active cases over 32,000 as total hospitalizations near 400

The latest COVID-19 data is in for South Dakota.
The latest COVID-19 data is in for South Dakota.(MGN)
Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 2:56 PM CST
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(KTIV) - In the last week, the number of active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota has risen by 10,000.

South Dakota’s COVID-19 dashboard shows active cases have risen from 22,743 reported on Jan. 12 to 32,761 as of Jan. 19′s report. Hospitalizations have also risen from 336 to 392 with 21 of them reported in Siouxland. Officials say there are two virus-related hospitalizations in Bon Homme County, 18 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 211,885 COVID-19 cases reported in the state. So far 176,551 have recovered while 2,534 have died. Thirty-nine virus-related deaths have been confirmed since the Jan. 12 report.

An estimated 69.07 percent of South Dakota’s five and older population has received one dose of the vaccine, while 56.52 percent have completed their vaccine series. About 29.13% of the eligible population has received a booster dose.

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