March 04, 2021

South Dakota Sees Lowest Rise In New COVID-19 Cases Since July 2020

Feb 22, 2021 | ,

(KVHT) – South Dakota reported just 30 new COVID-19 infections and no new deaths in Monday’s daily update from the Department of Health. This increase was the state’s lowest rise in new cases since July 13th. Also, the state reported just 400 new tests processed, the smallest number since August 25th. The state death toll remained at 1,863. Officials are also reporting that 370 more people have completed their vaccine series, with a total of 62,586 people in the state now fully vaccinated. Yankton County reported no new cases on Monday. In the Department of Health’s weekly update of state educational institutions, South Dakota’s grade K-12 schools reported 61 new cases last week, down from 86 the preceding week. The University of South Dakota’s online portal on Monday reported just one active case, a staff member. That’s the lowest number of active cases USD has seen since weekly reporting began in mid-August. There are five people in quarantine or isolation, down from 10 on Friday. None of those were on campus.

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