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Active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations fall in South Dakota after brief increase

The state saw a single-day decrease of four, bringing the total to 2,068 active cases after reporting 2,204 Tuesday. There were 186 new cases reported by the Department of Health, as 19.9% of 933 new tests returned positive.

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After a small uptick, active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota fell for the second consecutive day Thursday, Feb. 18.

The state saw a single-day decrease of four, bringing the total to 2,068 active cases after reporting 2,204 on Tuesday. There were 186 new cases reported by the Department of Health, as 19.9% of 933 new tests returned positive. Three new deaths were reported after three days without a death.

There are 92 people hospitalized statewide, dropping for the second-straight day. Across South Dakota, 43.4% of hospital beds are available, with 3.3% occupied by COVID-19 patients. Ten people are in the intensive care unit and 10 are on ventilators.

Sixteen percent of South Dakotans (110,759 people) have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 7.8% (53,640 people) have been completely vaccinated.

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