SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Fifteen more South Dakotans have died with COVID-19, according to the South Dakota Department of Health, Wednesday, Dec. 1.

There are nearly 250 residents of the Rushmore State hospitalized, as well, with the deadly virus — the eighth highest total this year and the highest since early January. Over 900 new positive cases were also tabulated on Wednesday, only one day after 1,341 new cases were reported.

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 Dec. 1. 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): 592,615 people, 67% of state's population*

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 483,369 people, 54.60% of state's population

  • BOOSTER DOSE RECEIVED: 114,472 people, 23.70% of state's vaccinated population

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*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: 936 (seven-day daily average: 855)
  • CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 7,222
  • TOTAL CASES: 167,144
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 157,573

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 22 (seven-day daily average: 44)

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 249

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 8,468

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED AMONG CASES: 15

  • TOTAL DEATHS AMONG CASES: 2,349

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