SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- South Dakota reported its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since July on Monday, Feb. 22.

The Department of Health reported 30 new cases, the lowest number since July 13. It is the first time South Dakota has had fewer than 50 new cases since July 30. Of the 129 new tests, 23.3% returned positive. There are currently 1,933 active cases in the state. No new deaths were reported.

Ninety-one people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, while 45.8% of hospital beds are available statewide, with 3.3% occupied by COVID-19 patients. Ten people are in the intensive care unit and seven are on ventilators.

South Dakota has administered at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to 17.8% of the population and 9.1% have received a complete series. Thus far, 123,049 people have received the first dose and 60,463 have been fully vaccinated. People over the age of 65 became eligible to be vaccinated Monday.

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