South Dakota's active COVID-19 cases remain slightly above 2,000

Sam Fosness, The Daily Republic, Mitchell, S.D.
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Mar. 14—South Dakota added 276 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend on Saturday, March 13, and Sunday, March 14, keeping the state's active case numbers just above 2,000.

As of Sunday's report, active cases were sitting at 2,157, marking a slight increase from Saturday's 2,149 count. Active cases have hovered a little over 2,000 since early February, marking 50% decrease from mid-January.

The state Department of Health reported five new deaths over the weekend, bringing the death toll to 1,912 since the start of the pandemic.

Hospitalizations remained flat, as there were no new hospitalizations Sunday. The state had 64 COVID-19 patients hospitalized as of Sunday. South Dakota has seen a total of 6,792 hospitalizations.

The state's vaccination distribution continued ramping up over the weekend, as there are now over 103,000 state residents fully vaccinated. In addition, there are 181,530 residents who have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the department, there have been 52,363 South Dakota residents who have received full doses of the Moderna vaccine, while 55,820 received the full dose of Pfizer's vaccination. In South Dakota, 34% of the state's residents have received some form of a vaccine.

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