SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — About one in five South Dakotans eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot have gotten one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, Nov. 19.
Just over 95,000 South Dakotans have gotten the booster shot, roughly 20% of the state's fully vaccination population, which now stands at nearly 477,000, the CDC said. That's better than the national average of about 17%.
Still, only about half of all South Dakotans are vaccinated against COVID-19. That lags significantly behind the national average of 69%, even as the virus is again surging in the state.
The number of active cases of COVID-19 rose to 6,820, the South Dakota Department of Health reported Friday, hitting a high not seen since early October. Hospitalizations remain elevated as well, with 234 reported hospitalized in the state with COVID-19 on Friday.
State health officials also reported an additional two South Dakotans who have died with COVID-19, raising the state's pandemic death toll to 2,305, with 70 fatalities reported in November so far.
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 Friday. 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): 573,083 people, 64.8% of state's population*
FULLY VACCINATED: 476,975 people, 53.9% of state's population
BOOSTER DOSE RECEIVED: 95,125 people, 19.9% 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: 415 (seven-day daily average: 654)
- CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 6,820
- TOTAL CASES: 162,375
- TOTAL RECOVERED: 153,250
NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 19 (seven-day daily average: 37)
ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 234
TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 8,252
DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED AMONG CASES: 2
TOTAL DEATHS AMONG CASES: 2,305
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