SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Four additional South Dakotans have died with COVID-19, as active cases of the virus continue to trickle off of an autumn surge's high, according to the South Dakota Department of Health on Friday, Oct. 22.

Hospitalizations rose by 1 on Friday to 203, the highest hospitalization number in 10 days. But the number of new cases dropped by 33 to 5,663. The state's 337 new infections were outpaced by 366 recoveries.

COVID-19 patients now occupy 1 out of 4 adult, staffed intensive care unit beds statewide.

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 Friday morning. All data is the latest available but should be considered preliminary and could be updated at a later date by health officials.

Vaccinations

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  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (IF 2-DOSE VACCINE): 537,636 people, 60.8% of state's population*

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 459,886 people, 52% of state's 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: 337 (seven-day daily average: 407)
  • CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 5,663
  • TOTAL CASES: 152,308
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 144,427

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 11 (seven-day daily average: 23)

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 203

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 7,751

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED AMONG CASES: 4

  • TOTAL DEATHS AMONG CASES: 2,218

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