On Monday the South Dakota Department of Health dropped the COVID-19 vaccination age to 65 statewide. Department of Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon said, “The progress being made by our Phase I vaccinators is making a difference in people's lives and in the fight against COVID-19 in South Dakota.”
As of Monday, 87,929 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 97,706 doses of the Moderna vaccine had been administered to 123,049 total persons in the state. Of those, 62,586 had received their second dose of the vaccine.
The vaccine announcement was made on the same day the Department of Health announced just 30 new total cases of coronavirus and no new deaths statewide.
So far in South Dakota, 100,538 people have recovered from the virus and 1,933 cases remain active. Hospitalizations are currently at 91, up one case from Sunday.
Codington County reported no new cases of the coronavirus on Monday. Locally, there have been 3,668 total confirmed cases and 3,748 recoveries. One Hundred-Two cases remain active in Codington County.