SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Over half of the state's population is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as the resurgent virus claimed another five South Dakotans, state and federal health officials reported Friday, Sept. 10.
There are 442,795 South Dakotans now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or 50.1% of the state's total population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just over 57% of the state's population, 507,403 people, have gotten at least an initial vaccine shot, the CDC reported.
About 12,000 South Dakotans have been fully vaccinated in the past two weeks as a renewed COVID-19 surge continues its rise.
The South Dakota Department of Health reported five additional COVID-19 fatalities on Friday, pushing the state's pandemic death toll to 2,084.
State health officials also reported a total of 7,030 active cases of COVID-19 in the state. The number of those who have tested positive and are considered still able to transmit the virus has doubled in the past two weeks, hitting a total not seen since the end of last year.
The following are the state Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations tracked by the CDC 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): 507,403 people, 57.4% of state's population
FULLY VACCINATED: 442,795 people, 50.1% of state's population
Statewide case rates
- NEW CASES: 615 (seven-day daily average: 664)
- TOTAL ACTIVE CASES: 7,032
- TOTAL CASES: 136,772
- TOTAL RECOVERED: 127,656
NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 22 (seven-day daily average: 33)
ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 203
TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 7,020
DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 5
TOTAL DEATHS: 2,084
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