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South Dakota reports 587 new COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths Thursday

The South Dakota Department of Health Lab tests for the COVID-19 coronavirus. (photo by Patrick...
The South Dakota Department of Health Lab tests for the COVID-19 coronavirus. (photo by Patrick Callahan/Lifewrx)(KOTA)
Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 11:36 AM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The South Dakota Department of Health reported 587 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths Thursday.

The new cases bring the state’s total case count to 142,330. 132,490 of those cases are considered recovered.

Active cases in the state increased by 11 from Wednesday to 7,725.

The number of South Dakotans currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 decreased to 209. Overall, 7,263 South Dakotans have ever been hospitalized throughout the pandemic.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 418,050 South Dakotans have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot. 386,421 South Dakotans are considered fully vaccinated.

The state also reported six new deaths Thursday. The state’s death toll now stands at 2,115.

The South Dakota Department of Health released an online assistance form for K-12 schools, colleges & universities, congregate living centers, businesses, and community/faith-based organizations to request help in hosting a COVID-19 vaccination event. Organizations looking to host a local vaccination event can fill out a secure online request form.

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