11 dead in South Dakota's latest COVID-19 report

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The South Dakota Department of Health reported 11 new deaths of people with COVID-19 on Thursday as well as 513 new infections.

Hospitalized Covid patients decreased to 268. Of those, 79 were receiving intensive care and 48 were on ventilators.

Throughout the pandemic, 8,831 people who have tested positive for the disease have needed hospital care, or about 5% of the 173,257 people who have tested positive in the state.

The latest deaths included one person 40-49, one 50-59, two people 60-69, four 70-79 and three 80 or older.

An additional 487 people recovered from the coronavirus, and active cases increased by 26 to 7,080.

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New cases included 102 in Minnehaha County and 30 in Lincoln County. Codington County had 19 and Brown County, 10. Pennington County saw 51 new cases.

Nearly 84% of the state's adult population has received at least one dose of Covid vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but just 69% is fully vaccinated.

This article originally appeared on Sioux Falls Argus Leader: SD Department of Health announces 11 new COVID deaths in latest report

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