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5 COVID-19 deaths reported over weekend

Over 41% now vaccinated with at least one dose

FSA coronavirus microscope3
A view of coronavirus using an electron microscope. Submitted / Elizabeth Fischer

PIERRE, S.D. — Following are the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations from Saturday, March 27, and Sunday, March 28. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Saturday statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 248 (seven-day daily average: 194)

  • TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 2,412

  • TOTAL CASES: 117,081

  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 112,705

  • DAILY TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 28.25%

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 3

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 77

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 6,951

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 5

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,933

Vaccinations

  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (if 2-dose vaccine): 92,425 total: 41.12% of population

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 157,124 total: 26.88% of population

Sunday statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 163 (seven-day daily average: 197)

  • TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 2,412

  • TOTAL CASES: 117,244

  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 112,899

  • DAILY TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 28.25%

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 3

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 80

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 6,964

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: None

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,933

Vaccinations

  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (if 2-dose vaccine): 94,342 total: 41.74% of population

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 160,180 total: 27.32% of population

*(Vaccine totals based on state distribution. Percentage includes vaccines given to South Dakota residents through federal programs, including IHS and VA.)
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Erik Kaufman joined the Mitchell Republic in July of 2019 as an education and features reporter. He grew up in Freeman, S.D., graduating from Freeman High School. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1999 with a major in English and a minor in computer science. He can be reached at ekaufman@mitchellrepublic.com.
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