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Active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota dip below 2,000 for first time since March 3

Active cases declined for the eighth consecutive day, while hospitalizations dropped for the third day in a row.

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PIERRE, S.D. — Following are the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Thursday, April 22. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 134 (seven-day daily average: 170)
  • TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 1,953
  • TOTAL CASES: 121,189
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 121,651
  • DAILY TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 16.2%

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 11

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 107

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 7,272

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 2

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,956

Vaccinations

  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (IF 2-DOSE VACCINE): 320,189, total: 53.2% of population*

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 244,369, total: 40.7% of population

*(Vaccine total based on state distribution. Percentage includes vaccines given to South Dakota residents through federal programs, including IHS and VA)
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