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Active cases down, hospitalizations up in COVID-19 report

RAPID CITY, S.D. – South Dakota health officials reported 1,145 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. Of those, 327 were listed as probable.

Active cases dropped a bit to 33,647. The number of people hospitalized was up to 411.

There were nine new deaths reported, sending the state’s death toll to 2,637.

The deaths include four men and five women in the following age ranges: 30-39 (1); 60-69 (2); 70-79 (2); and 80+ (4). The following counties reported deaths: 2 in Brookings, 2 in Lincoln, 3 in Minnehaha, 1 each in Brown and Codington.

Across the Black Hills area, Pennington County reported 164 new cases with 23 of those listed as probable.

Lawrence County had 48 new cases with 4 of those probable and Meade County had 42 new cases with 4 of those listed as probable.

Elsewhere, Butte County reported 22 new cases, Custer County added 9, Fall River County listed 16, Oglala Lakota County had 6 and there was one new case in Harding County.

On Friday, the number of Omicron cases in the state is at 264, up from 193 reported on Thursday. There have been 1,327 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring, an increase of seven. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant)

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 37.1% for Jan. 20 – 26.

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