Feb. 9: South Dakota seeing decline in active COVID cases, hospitalizations

The latest COVID-19 data is in for South Dakota.
The latest COVID-19 data is in for South Dakota.(MGN)
Published: Feb. 9, 2022 at 4:58 PM CST
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(KTIV) - Active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in South Dakota have seen a slight decline over the last week.

According to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard, active COVID-19 cases have dropped from 28,789 to 17,583 in the last seven days. 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 312 as of the Feb. 9 report, which is down from 355. Health officials report 13.2 percent of the state’s occupied hospital beds are due to COVID-19 while 54.7 percent are occupied by non-COVID-19 patients. This leaves 32 percent of the state’s hospital beds available. When it comes to South Dakota’s occupied adult ICU beds, 26.6 percent of them are occupied by COVID-19 patients.

Since last Wednesday, there have been 41 more confirmed deaths related to the virus. So far, 2,706 virus-related deaths have been confirmed in South Dakota.

Out of the 232,046 cases that have been reported in South Dakota since the beginning of the pandemic, 211,757 of them have recovered.

South Dakota officials say 1,157,408 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered with 57.63 percent of the state’s five and older population being fully vaccinated. About 31.2 percent of the state’s 16 and older population has received a booster dose

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