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April 22: South Dakota reports nearly 245,000 people fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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(KTIV) - South Dakota health officials are reporting on Thursday 4,107 more residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series, with a total of 244,369 people in the state now fully vaccinated.

This means an estimated 40.71% of South Dakota's 16 and older population is fully vaccinated against the virus.

The state's COIVID-19 dashboard shows 53.22% of the state's adult population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

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So far, South Dakota has administered 548,271 of its allocated vaccines, with 245,663 being Moderna, 286,313 being Pfizer and 16,295 being Johnson & Johnson.

Since April 21, health officials have reported 100 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. Currently, there are 2,043 active cases of the virus in the state, a decrease of 35 since Tuesday.

A total of 117,742 of South Dakota's 121,351 COVID-19 cases have recovered, while 107 patients remain hospitalized due to the virus.

So far, there have been 1,956 virus-related deaths in South Dakota. Two additional virus-related deaths were reported on April 22.

Find the latest information from South Dakota's COVID-19 dashboard here.

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