PIERRE, S.D. -- Active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations saw miniscule increases as the South Dakota Department of Health reported small testing numbers Monday.

The DOH recorded 551 new tests, marking the third consecutive Monday there have been fewer than 1,000 tests. There were also no new deaths reported for the third consecutive Monday. There were 181 new cases, with 32.9% of tests returning positive as active cases stand at 5,917 statewide. There was a single-day increase of 13 active cases.

There are currently 242 people hospitalized with COVID-19, an increase of five since Sunday. Across the state, 41.8% of hospital beds are occupied, with 8.8% of COVID-19 beds occupied. There are currently 49 people in the intensive care unit and 30 on ventilators.

There have been 38,360 people vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine in South Dakota thus far, while 7,306 have received the complete series of the Pfizer vaccine. One person has received the full series of the Moderna vaccine.

South Dakota remains among the leaders in vaccines administered nationwide, with 4.2% of people receiving at least one dose, second to West Virginia’s 4.9%. South Dakota has currently also used 54% of the doses it received.

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