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South Dakota's active COVID-19 cases fall, hospitalizations rise

COVID-19 cases in South Dakota fell for the third consecutive day, but the number of people currently hospitalized jumped to 91, a single-day increase of 11.

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PIERRE, S.D. — Following are the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Monday, March 29. Because all data is preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 92 (seven-day daily average: 195)
  • TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 2,393
  • TOTAL CASES: 117,336
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 113,010
  • DAILY TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 27.7%

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 7

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 91

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 6,971

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 0

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 1,933

Vaccinations

  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (if 2-dose vaccine): 248,063, total: 42% of population*

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 162,028, total: 27.6% of population

*(Vaccine total based on state distribution. Percentage includes vaccines given to South Dakota residents through federal programs, including IHS and VA)
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