PIERRE, SD (KELO) – 19 more COVID-19 deaths have been reported as the state remains below 5,000.The last time South Dakota had fewer than 5,000 cases was on date. October 8
On Wednesday, 452 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 104,195, up from Tuesday (103,743) .The total recovered cases are now 97,829. Increase from Tuesday (97,407)
The death toll is currently 1,604.The new deaths are 13 men and 6 women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1), 50-59 (1), 60-69 (3), 70-79 (5) and 80+ (9)
Currently, the active cases are 4,762, up from Tuesday (4,751).
Hospitalizations are currently 253, up from Tuesday (240) .Total hospitalizations are 5,978, an increase from Tuesday (5,943).
The negative number of people is now 283,104, up from Tuesday (281,639).
There were 1,917 new testers reported on Wednesday, the new Wednesday test positive rate was 23.57%.
For the last 7 days, the total positive test rate reported by DOH was 11.7% .DOH was calculated based on the PCR test results, but did not disclose the full figure for the number of PCR tests performed per day.The latest 1-day PCR test rate was 10.6%.
40 South Dakota is said to have “substantial” community spread, while 17 of South Dakota counties are identified as “moderate” community outbreaks and 9 counties of South Dakota. That was identified as the “least” community spread.
State-by-state vaccines are now reported as of Wednesday at 25,022 doses of Pfizer vaccine and 22,930 doses of Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total of 39,954 patients, 7,998 patients received two Pfizer vaccines. The vaccine data does not include vaccines given to South Dakota Indian Reservations due to federal allocation.