One new COVID case in Tripp County

Tripp County had one new confirmed positive case of COVID-19 on Monday.

There are 26 active cases in the county.

Statewide, there were 287 new cases on Monday with 96 probable.

Recently, the S.D. Department of Health reported 10 South Dakotans have died due to COVID-19. That is the most virus deaths reported in a single day since February.

The number of statewide active cases has remained steady at 7,700.

New COVID-19 hospitalizations also remain steady and there are currently 184 persons hospitalized with the virus.

South Dakota’s death toll stands at 2,125.

South Dakotans have increasingly sought to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In the past month, 29,000 people have gotten an initial vaccine shot.

About 51 percent of the state’s population is fully vaccinated

A booster shot from Pfizer has been approved and will be available to persons over the age of 65 and high risk groups  in the state.

Approval is still waiting for the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson booster shot.

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