SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Three additional South Dakotans have died due to COVID-19, while active cases continue a nearly two week long slide, according to the South Dakota Department of Health, Friday, Oct. 1.

South Dakota's COVID-19 death toll now stands at 2,145. Active cases fell 53 to 7,325, meaning recoveries continue to outpace newly reported cases. That comparison is a rough measure of the surge, but South Dakota's high test positivity rate indicates there are likely many cases that are going untested and unreported.

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.

Vaccinations

  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (IF 2-DOSE VACCINE): 523,757 people, 59.2% of state's population

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 457,326 people, 51.7% of state's population

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Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 456 (seven-day daily average: 493)
  • CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 7,325
  • TOTAL CASES: 145,474
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 136,004

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 33 (seven-day daily average: 32)

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 213

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 7,444

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 3

  • TOTAL DEATHS: 2,145

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