30 new COVID-19 cases reported in South Dakota Monday

The South Dakota Department of Health Lab tests for the COVID-19. (photo by Patrick...
The South Dakota Department of Health Lab tests for the COVID-19. (photo by Patrick Callahan/Lifewrx)(KOTA)
Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 11:56 AM CST
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - South Dakota saw a relatively low number of new coronavirus cases Monday as active cases continued to edge downward.

The Department of Health reported 30 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total known cases to 111,334.

Active cases fell slightly to 1,933 Monday. This comes after active cases declined to under 2,000 over the weekend - the first time they fell below that point since late August. This number approached 20,000 in November, but has fallen sharply over the past couple months.

The state’s total COVID-19 deaths remained unchanged at 1,863 Monday. Officials reported 10 deaths over the weekend.

Current hospitalizations rose by four to 94. This number has also fallen in recent months after peaking in November, but has hovered between 80-100 over the previous few weeks.

A total of 123,049 South Dakotans have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, according to the Department of Health. Of those, 62,586 have received both doses required to maximize immunity.

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