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South Dakota reports 6 COVID-19 deaths; toll nears 2,400

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

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Six South Dakotans have died with COVID-19, raising the number of fatalities near 2,400, according to the South Dakota Department of Health on Friday, Dec. 10.

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

Vaccinations

  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (IF 2-DOSE VACCINE): 605,939 people, 68.5% of state's population*

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 492,226 people, 55.6% of state's population

  • BOOSTER DOSE RECEIVED: 138,004 people, 28% 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 rates

  • NEW CASES: 448 (seven-day daily average: 632)
  • CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 7,692
  • TOTAL CASES: 171,248
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 161,158

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 31 (seven-day daily average: 34)

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 261

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 8,689

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED AMONG CASES: 6

  • TOTAL DEATHS AMONG CASES: 2,398

State health officials report 62 fatalities with COVID-19 in December alone, and the pandemic death toll at 2,398. Fatalities reports lag behind date of death because in South Dakota, coroners have up to 14 days to file death certificates to the state Department of Health.
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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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