South Dakota recorded fewer than 3,000 active COVID-19 cases and 150 hospitalizations for the first time since September.
The state Department of Health reported 2,894 active cases, the first time there has been fewer than 3,000 since Oct. 2. Meanwhile, 145 people are currently hospitalized, the first time since Sept. 18. Seven new deaths were reported. There were 115 new cases Saturday, as 14.5% of 793 new tests returned positive.
Statewide, 42.7% of hospital beds are available, with 5.2% occupied by COVID-19 patients. Thirty-five people are in the intensive care unit and 27 are on ventilators.
Thus far, 69,450 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 27,965 people have been completely inoculated.