SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — While 738 South Dakotans contracted COVID-19, according to new numbers released by the South Dakota Department of Health, Tuesday, Oct. 19, an additional 877 recovered, tipping the state's overall case count of the deadly virus lower.

An autumn surge continues to taper off in South Dakota as active case counts declined by 140, though the total number of residents hospitalized with COVID-19 inched up two individuals to 195 from the previous day's report.

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 Tuesday. 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): 537,011 people, 60.7% of state's population*

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 465,840 people, 52.1% of state's population

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*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: 738 (seven-day daily average: 470)
  • CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 5,679
  • TOTAL CASES: 151,088
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 143,206

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 38 (seven-day daily average: 14)

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 195

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 7,709

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED AMONG CASES: 1

  • TOTAL DEATHS AMONG CASES: 2,203

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