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April 1: South Dakota reports 29% of 16 and older population has completed vaccine series

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(KTIV) - South Dakota health officials are reporting 4,744 more residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series, with a total of 170,684 people in the state now fully vaccinated.

This means an estimated 29.15% of South Dakota's 16 and older population is fully vaccinated against the virus. The state's COVID-19 dashboard shows 43.63% of the state's adult population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Read More: South Dakota residents 16 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5

So far, South Dakota has administered 420,012 of its allocated vaccines, with 197,196 being Moderna, 212,250 being Pfizer and 8,566 being Johnson & Johnson.

On April 1, health officials reported 264 more COVID-19 cases in South Dakota, 172 of which were confirmed. Currently, 2,487 active virus cases are in the state, a decrease of 35 since yesterday.

Out of the 117,989 cases reported in South Dakota, 113,564 have recovered while 98 patients are hospitalized due to the virus.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,938 virus-related deaths have been reported in South Dakota. Three additional COVID-19 deaths were reported on Thursday.

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