South Dakota reports 12 virus deaths, vaccination progress

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota reports 12 deaths among people with COVID-19, but the state continued to see declining hospitalizations from the virus and progress in administering vaccinations.

The number of hospitalizations declined to 247, the lowest level in recent months. Health officials also reported 448 more people had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Over the last two weeks, the average number of daily cases has declined by 11%, according to Johns Hopkins researchers.

The Department of Health has also recorded one of the nation’s highest percentages of people vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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