South Dakota reports 237 new COVID-19 cases, 57 new active cases Thursday

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Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 12:33 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The South Dakota Department of Health reported 237 new COVID-19 cases in the state Thursday.

The new cases bring the state total to 115,203, 111,120 of which are considered recovered by the department of health. Active cases increased by 57 from Wednesday to 2,164.

The department of health says 35% of the state’s population has been vaccinated. Of the 204,793 South Dakotans who have received a shot, 116,646 South Dakotans have received both shots needed for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. 4,035 South Dakotans have received the single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.

Health officials say the state is moving to begin vaccinated those in Group 1E on Monday, which includes fire rescue personnel and other critical infrastructure workers. Find a full list of those eligible on

Hospitalizations remain mostly unchanged from Wednesday, Currently, 65 South Dakotans are hospitalized. Overall, 6,830 South Dakotans have ever been hospitalized throughout the pandemic.

The state reported four new deaths Thursday. The state death toll now stands at 1,919.

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