(KELO) — Seven new COVID-19 deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health on Saturday.
The South Dakota Department of Health reported seven new deaths due to COVID-19 in Saturday’s update.
As of Friday, 103,983 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 110,524 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 140,217 total persons.
According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 37,567 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 36,723 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.
Many South Dakotans have put off needed dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing the risk of gum disease, tooth and bone loss or other serious health issues related to poor dental care, which can include heart attacks and diabetes.
Patients with acute dental problems and those who undergo routine dental care have stayed away from dental offices due to concerns they may be susceptible to COVID-19 during office visits.
The state also reported 826 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing that total to 483,790.