SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The resurgent COVID-19 virus in South Dakota continues to claim residents of the state, the South Dakota Department of Health reported Monday, Nov. 29.

Eight South Dakotans have died with COVID-19, state health officials reported, raising the death toll to 2,328. Of those deaths, 2,071 were caused by COVID-19 according to a report from the Department of Health released every Monday.

Active cases in the state continue to climb, indicating newly reported cases are outstripping recoveries. Active cases rose 173 since state health officials last reported COVID-19 data on Wednesday, prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, to 7,253 cases. The active case count is now the highest it's been since Oct. 1. Active cases amid the recent COVID-19 surge topped out at 7,927 on Sept. 30.

Hospitalizations also remained elevated, at 234 hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those hospitalized, 67 patients are in intensive care and 39 are on ventilators, according to the state Department of Health.

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 Monday. 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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Vaccinations

  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (IF 2-DOSE VACCINE): 586,804 people, 66.3% of state's population*

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 480,731 people, 54.3% of state's population

  • BOOSTER DOSE RECEIVED: 107,822 people, 22.4% 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: 575 (seven-day daily average: 583)
  • CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 7,253
  • TOTAL CASES: 1464,867
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 155,286

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 23 (seven-day daily average: 27)

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 234

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 8,362

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED AMONG CASES: 8

  • TOTAL DEATHS AMONG CASES: 2,328

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