SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Nine South Dakotans have died with COVID-19, while active cases continue to rise, the South Dakota Department of Health reported Tuesday, Nov. 23.

There are now 2,318 South Dakotans who have died with COVID-19, state health officials reported, with 83 reported in November thus far.

Active cases, a rough measure of the ongoing surge because it measures newly reported cases against new recoveries, continue to rise Tuesday. The active case count climbed 85 to 6,950, reaching a high not seen since early October.

There were 237 people hospitalized with COVID-19, the Department of Health reported Tuesday, up seven from Monday. Hospitalizations had dropped to 173 on Nov. 4, but have rebounded and are averaging about 235. On Tuesday, 68 of those hospitalized were in intensive care and 43 were on ventilators.

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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Vaccinations

  • INITIAL DOSE ADMINISTERED (IF 2-DOSE VACCINE): 577,291 people, 65.3% of state's population*

  • FULLY VACCINATED: 478,337 people, 54.1% of state's population

  • BOOSTER DOSE RECEIVED: 100,870 people, 21.1% 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 12 and older, not the state's total population.

Statewide case rates

  • NEW CASES: 931 (seven-day daily average: 450)*
  • CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 6,950
  • TOTAL CASES: 163,721
  • TOTAL RECOVERED: 154,453

*Note: Tuesday's new case total includes Saturday and Sunday cases reported to the state Department of Health but not posted online.

Hospitalizations, deaths

  • NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS: 42 (seven-day daily average: 21)

  • ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 237

  • TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 8,313

  • DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED AMONG CASES: 9

  • TOTAL DEATHS AMONG CASES: 2,318

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