SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Three additional South Dakotans have died with COVID-19 , according to the South Dakota Department of Health on Thursday, Oct. 7.

South Dakota's death toll of people with COVID-19 now stands at 2,125, with 28 reported in October alone.

The count of active COVID-19 cases slipped slightly to 6,716, dropping down to a level not seen since early September. Hospitalizations also slipped to 213, although the state's hospitals' daily census of COVID-19 patients has hovered around 200 since late August.

In the last 30 days, about 20,000 people have gotten a first vaccine shot, raising the statewide tally to 528,035 or nearly 58% of the state's total population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 460,000 people, or 52% of the state's population, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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

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Vaccinations

  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (IF 2-DOSE VACCINE): 528,035 people, 59.7% of state's population*

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 459,985 people, 52% of state's population

*Note: The percentage presented here via the CDC differs from the state Department of Health percentage posted on its online dashboard, because the department's data indicates percentage of state population age 12 and older, not the state's total population.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 474 (seven-day daily average: 543)
  • CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 6,716
  • TOTAL CASES: 147,469
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 138,583

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 17 (seven-day daily average: 23)

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 213

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 7,531

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED AMONG CASES: 3

  • TOTAL DEATHS AMONG CASES: 2,170

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