SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health reported a fatality due to COVID-19, raising the state's virus death toll to 2,093, Wednesday, Sept. 15, as active cases continue to mount.

Newly reported positive cases continued to outpace recoveries, with 7,364 active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota. That total is up about 1,000 cases in the past week and double the number reported on Aug. 26.

The following are the state Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of Wednesday. All data is the latest available but should be considered preliminary and could be updated at a later date by health officials.

Vaccinations

  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (IF 2-DOSE VACCINE): 510,941 people, 57.8% of state's population

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 445,130 people, 50.3% of state's population

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Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 568 (seven-day daily average: 696)
  • CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 7,364
  • TOTAL CASES: 138,860
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 129,403

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 10 (seven-day daily average: 31)

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 204

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 7,100

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 1

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 2,093

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