SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Five South Dakotans have died due with COVID-19, while active cases continue their two-week-long resurgence, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday, Nov. 16.

There are now 2,294 South Dakotans who have died with COVID-19. According to state health officials on Monday, 2,027 South Dakotans had died because of COVID-19.

Active cases held just about flat since Monday, at 6,534, indicating newly reported cases matched recoveries, but have steadily climbed over the past two weeks.

The 904 new COVID-19 cases reported by state health officials Tuesday include tests results submitted to the Department of Health for Saturday and Sunday, as well. However, the state's chronically high and rising test positivity rate indicates there are likely many cases that are going untested and unreported.

New COVID-19 hospitalizations are climbing, averaging about 30 a day in the last week.

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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): 565,416 people, 63.9% of state's population*

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 474,975 people, 53.7% of state's population

  • BOOSTER DOSE RECEIVED: 86,801 people, 18.3% of state's vaccinated population

*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: 904 (seven-day daily average: 673)
  • CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 6,534
  • TOTAL CASES: 160,992
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 152,164

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 59 (seven-day daily average: 33)

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 236

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 8,188

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED AMONG CASES: 5

  • TOTAL DEATHS AMONG CASES: 2,294

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