SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota health officials reported three state residents had died with COVID-19, and a variety of indicators showing the virus is resurgent in the state, Wednesday, Nov. 17.
The three newly reported fatalities raise the number of South Dakotans who have died with COVID-19 to 2,297, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. State health officials have reported 62 fatalities with the virus thus far in November.
A number of measures reported by the state Department of Health indicate the virus' resurgence. Active COVID-19 cases rose 129 to 6,663, the highest total since Oct. 7, indicating newly reported cases are quickly outpacing recoveries. And, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state rose three to 239, the second highest daily count since January.
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.
INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (IF 2-DOSE VACCINE): 569,900 people, 64.4% of state's population*
FULLY VACCINATED: 475,748 people, 3.8% of state's population
BOOSTER DOSE RECEIVED: 89,791 people, 18.9% of state's vaccinated 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: 482 (seven-day daily average: 681)
- CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 6,663
- TOTAL CASES: 161,474
- TOTAL RECOVERED: 152,514
NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 23 (seven-day daily average: 35)
ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 239
TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 8,211
DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED AMONG CASES: 3
TOTAL DEATHS AMONG CASES: 2,297
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