South Dakota health officials on Sunday confirmed 15 deaths due to the coronavirus in the last day, lifting the totals to 29 over the weekend, 97 in January and 1,585 since the start of the pandemic.
The number of people hospitalized increased by three in the last day, to 237
The update showed 417 positive tests since Saturday, increasing the total number of cases to 103,318. There were 62 children under 19 and 77 people in their 20s included in the new group of positive tests according to the Department of Health.
Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has increased by more than 63, or about 17%, Johns Hopkins University researchers reported.
A total of 37,575 people have received doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 6,498 who have received both required shots.
In Codington County, 13 new cases were announced on Sunday bringing the total case count to 3,381. Of those, 201 cases remain active. Four patients were hospitalized at Prairie Lakes Healthcare in Watertown as of Sunday.
The active case count around the region:
Clark County has 13 active cases.
Day County has 49 active cases.
Deuel County has 41 active cases.
Grant County has 64 active cases
Roberts County has 122 active cases