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South Dakota active COVID-19 cases plummet, 10 deaths reported in past week

Active cases fell 1,835 to 488 over the week, health officials said. The 10 deaths among COVID-19 cases raised the state's death toll to 2,893.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota plummeted over the seven days, while 10 new fatalities were reported, according to the South Dakota Department of Health, Wednesday, April 6.

Active cases fell 1,835 to 488 over the week, health officials said. The 10 deaths among COVID-19 cases raised the state's death toll to 2,893.

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 Wednesday, April 6. All data is the latest available but should be considered preliminary and could be updated at a later date by health officials.


  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (IF 2-DOSE VACCINE): 670,005 people, 75.7% of state's population*
  • FULLY VACCINATED: 536,303 people, 60.6% of state's population
  • BOOSTER DOSE RECEIVED: 219,934 people, 40.9% 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 5 and older, not the state's total population.

Statewide case count

  • CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 488 (-1,835 over past 7 days)
  • TOTAL CASES: 237,246 (+137 over past 7 days)
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 233,865

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 10,731 (+14 over past 7 days)
  • TOTAL DEATHS AMONG CASES: 2,893 (+10 over past 7 days)
Jeremy Fugleberg is an editor who manages coverage of health (NewsMD), history and true crime (The Vault) for Forum News Service, the regional wire service of Forum Communications Co, and is a member of the company's Editorial Advisory Board.
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