PIERRE, SD (KELO) – A further 19 COVID-19 deaths were reported as active cases in the state remain below 5,000. The last time South Dakota had fewer than 5,000 active cases was on October 8th.
On Wednesday, 452 new total coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 104,195, an increase from Tuesday (103,743). The total number of cases recovered is now 97,829, an increase from Tuesday (97,407).
The death toll is now at 1,604. The new deaths were 13 men and 6 women in the following age groups: 40-49 (1), 50-59 (1), 60-69 (3), 70-79 (5) and 80+ (9).
Active cases are now at 4,762, up from Tuesday (4,751).
Current admissions are at 253, up from Tuesday (240). The total admissions are at 5,978, up from Tuesday (5,943).
The total negative person is now at 283,1
1,917 new tested individuals were reported on Wednesday. Wednesday’s new person tested positivity rate is 23.57%.
The last 7-day all-test positivity rate reported by DOH is 11.7%. DOH calculates it based on the results of the PCR test results, but does not release the total number for how many PCR tests are performed daily. The most recent 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.6%.
40 South Dakota counties are listed as “significant” community distribution, while 17 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community distribution and 9 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community distribution.
Vaccine tracking is now reported by the state, as of Wednesday, 25,022 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 22,930 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 39,954 people in total. There have been 7,998 people taking two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and no one has completed two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because it is federally assigned.