South Dakota reports 11 more COVID-19 deaths, 316 new cases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials reported Friday that an additional 11 people have died from COVID-19, and 316 more people have tested positive for the virus.

The figures bring the total number of deaths to 1,684 since the pandemic began. To date, 106,716 people have been infected in the state.

Hospitalizations in the state continue to trend downward. On Friday, 177 people were hospitalized, including 37 in intensive care. The number of people hospitalized is eight less than the day before.

South Dakota health officials say 69,104 doses of the vaccine have been administered, an increase of 6,739 over the day before, the Argus Leader reported.

The number of active infections increased by 12, to 4,090.