Feb. 2: South Dakota active COVID-19 cases at 28,789, death toll reaches 2,665

The latest COVID-19 data is in for South Dakota.
The latest COVID-19 data is in for South Dakota.(MGN)
Published: Feb. 2, 2022 at 12:15 PM CST
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(KTIV) - Active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in South Dakota remain high.

According to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard, active COVID-19 cases are at 28,789 with 3,756 more cases being confirmed in the last week. All 66 of South Dakota’s counties are reporting high community spread of the virus at this time. “High community spread” means 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

COVID-19 hospitalizations are standing at 355 as of Feb. 1. Health officials report 15.3 percent of the state’s occupied hospital beds are due to COVID-19 while 52.2 percent are occupied by non-COVID-19 patients. This leaves 32.5 percent of the state’s hospital beds available. When it comes to South Dakota’s occupied adult ICU beds, 30.8 percent of them are occupied by COVID-19 patients.

For the month of January, there were 69 confirmed deaths related to the virus. So far, 2,665 deaths have been confirmed in South Dakota.

Out of the nearly 230,000 cases that have been reported in South Dakota since the beginning of the pandemic, 197,484 of them have recovered.

South Dakota officials say 1,41,289 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered with 56.99 percent of the state’s five and older population being fully vaccinated. About 30.37 percent of the state’s 16 and older population has received a booster dose

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