South Dakota Department of Health reports 9 new COVID-19 deaths

Alfonzo Galvan
Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Nine new deaths and 185 COVID-19 cases were reported in South Dakota on Sunday, the Department of Health announced.

The nine newly reported deaths bring the total since the start of the pandemic to 1,705. South Dakota has reported 107,148 cases of COVID-19,

There are 4,005 active coronavirus cases in South Dakota.

Five women and four men died, the Department of Health said. One death was in the 40-49 age range, one in the 50-59 age range, two from the 60-69 age range and two deaths were from the 70-79 age range. Three people aged over 80 died, according to the Department of Health.

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They were residents of Minnehaha (2), Aurora, Brookings, Charles Mix, Lincoln, Oglala Lakota, Todd and Ziebach counties. 

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased by 10 in the last day to 162, the state reported.

Just over 41.3% of hospital beds are available in the state as of Sunday’s report. There are 42.2% of adult ICU beds available in the state.

According to the Department of Health, 75,683 doses of the vaccine have been administered. Out of all the people who received the vaccine, 16,256 have completed both series of dosages.