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South Dakota shows small uptick in new COVID-19 cases

The Department of Health reported 122 new cases as 21% of 581 new tests returned positive. New tests had returned positive at fewer than 20% in four the previous five days.

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MITCHELL, S.D. — Positivity percentage on new COVID-19 tests in South Dakota surpassed 20% for the second time in six days Tuesday, Feb. 9, as active cases and hospitalizations continue to drop.

The Department of Health reported 122 new cases as 21% of 581 new tests returned positive. New tests had returned positive at fewer than 20% in four the previous five days. Active cases dipped for the 18th consecutive days, coming in at 2,244 statewide, while no new deaths were reported.

Hospitalizations fell for the sixth-straight day, with 109 people currently in the hospital, a single-day decrease of three. Hospital capacity is at 54.8%, while 3.9% of beds are occupied by COVD-19 patients. There are 18 people currently in the intensive care unit and 13 on ventilators.

South Dakota has also now administered more than 125,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with 86,465 people receiving at least one dose. So far, 39,205 people have been completely vaccinated. Davison County has vaccinated 2,330 people, with 1,008 receiving both doses.

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