COVID-19 in S.D.: January 2021 daily updates and latest on the pandemic response

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues into 2021, KELOLAND News will continue to provide the latest updates from federal, state and local officials. In this story, you can find a day-to-day report (listed below) on the latest COVID-19 data released by the South Dakota Department of Health. You can also find the latest information from health officials regarding the COVID-19 response and COVID-19 vaccination plan.

Early in January 2021, South Dakota surpassed 100,000 total cases of COVID-19. The virus has infected one out of every nine South Dakotans and there’s been more than 1,500 deaths, making COVID-19 the third leading cause of death behind cancer and heart disease. 

The month of December marked a steady decrease in active coronavirus cases and current hospitalizations for the virus. At the start of December, S.D. was reporting more than 14,000 active cases and 547 current hospitalizations. Those numbers fell to less than 6,000 active cases and less than 300 current hospitalizations. Health officials said they’d be closely watching COVID-19 numbers for the first two weeks of January to see if the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays result in a COVID-19 surge. 

Starting in December 2020, South Dakotans began receiving COVID-19 vaccines. By the end of 2020, more than 21,000 South Dakotans had received the first dose of vaccine with 10,137 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 11,007 doses of the Moderna vaccine being administered to 21,144 persons by Dec. 31. South Dakota became one of the states leading the nation in vaccinations per population. 

On Jan. 4, health care officials announced they have been vaccinating about 2,500 people per week. Vaccine distribution is expected to continue to ramp up as allocation increases as well as the introduction of two more vaccines expected to be approved in February by the FDA. 

Avera’s Dr. David Basel said if 50, 60 or 70 percent of the population gets vaccinated, COVID-19 will no longer be a public health crisis in South Dakota. 

“If we can get enough people vaccinated, we can get back to normal; that’s the bottom line,” Basel said. “If we can’t, we’re going to be sitting here next Thanksgiving asking people not to go to Thanksgiving dinner because there is still too much COVID around.  It’s in the public’s hands.”


Day-to-day results

Monday, February 1

Active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota remain below 3,000, as no new deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health.

2,828 active cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on Monday.

According to the latest update, 65 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 108,315, up from Sunday (108,250). Total recovered cases are now at 103,709, up from Sunday (103,639).

No new COVID-19 deaths in South Dakota were reported on Monday. The death toll remains at 1,778.

Current hospitalizations are at 126, up from Sunday (125). Total hospitalizations are at 6,294.

Total persons negative is now at 294,568, from Sunday (294,363,).

There were 270 new persons tested reported on Monday. Monday’s new person tested positivity rate is 24%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.9%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.2%.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Monday, 47,455 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 53,593 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 71,362 total persons.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 13,545 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 16,141 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.

Sunday, January 31

Active cases of COVID-19 remain below 3,000 according to Sunday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health. 2,833 active cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on Sunday.

On Sunday, 179 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 108,250, up from Saturday (108,070). Total recovered cases are now at 103,639, up from Saturday (103,401).

Three new COVID-19 deaths in South Dakota were reported on Sunday, bringing the state total to 1,778.

The new deaths were two women and one man in the following age ranges: 50-59 (1) and 80+ (2).

Current hospitalizations are at 125, down from Saturday (145). Total hospitalizations are at 6,290.

Total persons negative is now at 294,363, up from Saturday (293,547).

There were 995 new persons tested reported on Sunday. Sunday’s new person tested positivity rate is 17.98%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.7%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 8.2%.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Saturday, 46,258 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 53,302 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 71,025 total persons.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 13,223 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 15,312 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.

Saturday, January 30
Active cases of COVID-19 dipped below 3,000 for the first time since September 22, 2020. 2,894 active cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on Saturday, according to the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health. They are down from Friday (3,060).

On Saturday, 116 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 108,070, up from Friday (107,955). Total recovered cases are now at 103401, up from Friday (103,127).

Seven new COVID-19 deaths in South Dakota were reported on Saturday, bringing the state total to 1,775.

The new deaths were five women and two men in the following age ranges: 50-59 (2), 60-69 (2), 70-79 (2), 80+ (1).

Current hospitalizations are at 145, down from Friday (152). Total hospitalizations are at 6,286.

Total persons negative is now at 293,547, up from Friday (292,869).

There were 794 new persons tested reported on Saturday. Saturday’s new person tested positivity rate is 14.6%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 4.6%.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Saturday, 45,047 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 52,368 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 69,450 total persons.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 13,053 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 14,912 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.

Friday, January 29

Five new COVID-19 deaths in South Dakota were reported on Friday, bringing the state total to 1,768.

The new deaths were three women and two men in the following age ranges: 50-59 (1) and 80+ (4).

Active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota are nearing the 3,000 mark. 3,060 active cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on Friday, according to the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health. They are down from Thursday (3,137).

On Friday, 160 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 107,955 from Thursday (107,795). Total recovered cases are now at 103,127, up from Thursday (102,895).

Current hospitalizations are at 152, down from Thursday (161). Total hospitalizations are at 6,272.

Total persons negative is now at 292,869, up/down from Thursday (292,275).

There were 754 new persons tested reported on Friday. Friday’s new person tested positivity rate is 21.2%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.8%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 7.3%.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Friday, 42,913 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 49,983 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 66,448 total persons.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 12,055 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 14,393 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.


Thursday, January 28

24 new COVID-19 deaths in South Dakota were reported on Thursday, bringing the state total to 1,763.

The new deaths were 7 women and 17 men in the following age ranges: 30-39 (1); 40-49 (1); 50-59 (1); 60-69 (3); 70-79 (9) and 80+ (9).

Active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota have dropped below 3,200 on Thursday, according to the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

Active cases are at 3,137, down from Wednesday (3,238).

On Thursday, 187 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 107,795 up from Wednesday (107,608). Total recovered cases are now at 102,895.

Current hospitalizations are at 161, the same number from Wednesday (161). Total hospitalizations are at 6,242.

Total persons negative is now at 292,275, up from Wednesday (291,602).

There were 860 new persons tested reported on Thursday. Thursday’s new person tested positivity rate is 21.7%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.8%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.1%.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Thursday, 41,267 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 46,617 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 63,248 total persons.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 10,497 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 14,139 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.


Wednesday, January 27

34 new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Wednesday, bringing the total to 1,739.

24 men and 10 women in the following age ranges: 50-59 (3); 60-69 (6); 70-79 (8) and 80+ (17).

Active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota have dropped below 3,300 on Wednesday, according to the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

Active cases are at 3,238, down from Tuesday (3,428).

On Wednesday, 228 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 107,608 up from Tuesday (107,380). Total recovered cases are now at 106,631, up from Tuesday (102,247).

Current hospitalizations are at 161, up from Tuesday (152). Total hospitalizations are at 6242, up from Tuesday (6,216).

Total persons negative is now at 291,602, up from Tuesday (290,810).

There were 1,022 new persons tested reported on Wednesday. Wednesday’s new person tested positivity rate is 22.5%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.3%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10%.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Wednesday, 38,988 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 43,033 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 60,273 total persons.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 8,216 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 13,532 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.

Tuesday, January 26

Active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota have dropped below 3,500 on Tuesday, according to the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

Active cases are at 3,428, down from Monday (3,678).

On Tuesday, 202 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 107,380, up from Monday (107,180). Total recovered cases are now at 102,247, up from Monday (101,797).

No deaths were reported on Tuesday, leaving the total at 1,705.

Current hospitalizations are at 152, down from Monday (161). Total hospitalizations are at 6,216, up from Monday (6,201).

Total persons negative is now at 290,810, up from Monday (290,341).

There were 671 new persons tested reported on Tuesday. Tuesday’s new person tested positivity rate is 30.1%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.3%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.0%.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Tuesday, 37,687 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 40,541 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 59,360 total persons.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 6,459 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 12,409 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.

Monday, January 25
Active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota have dropped below 4,000 on Monday, according to the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

Active cases are at 3,678, down from Sunday (4,005). The last time South Dakota had active cases in the 3,600 range was on September 30.

On Monday, 32 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 107,180, up from Sunday (107,148). Total recovered cases are now at 101,797, up from Sunday (101,438).

No new deaths were reported on Monday, leaving the total at 1,705.

Current hospitalizations are at 161, down from Sunday (162). Total hospitalizations are at 6,201, up from Sunday (6,193).

Total persons negative is now at 290,341, up from Sunday (290,091).

There were 282 new persons tested reported on Monday. Monday’s new person tested positivity rate is 11.3%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.2%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 8.9%.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Monday, 37,636 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 39,714 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 59,129 total persons.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 5,815 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 12,405 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.

Sunday, January 24
The deaths of nine people were reported in the latest COVID-19 case data from South Dakota Department of Health on Saturday.

That brings the total COVID-19 deaths in the state to 1,705.

The deaths include 5 men and 4 women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1), 50-59 (1), 60-69 (2), 70-79 (2), 80+ (3).

On Sunday, 185 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 107,148, up from Saturday (106,963). Total recovered cases are now at 101,438, up from Saturday (101,246).

Active cases are at 4,005, down from Saturday (4,021).

Current hospitalizations are at 162, down from Saturday (172). Total hospitalizations are at 6,193, up from Saturday (6,177).

Total persons negative is now at 290,091, up from Saturday (289,457).

Total persons negative is now at 290,091, up from Saturday (289,457).

There were 819 new persons tested reported on Saturday. Saturday’s new person tested positivity rate is 22.5%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.4%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.9%.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Saturday, 37,094 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 38,589 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 58,538 total persons.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 4,758 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 12,387 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.

Saturday, January 23
The deaths of twelve people were reported in the latest COVID-19 case data from South Dakota Department of Health on Saturday.

That brings the total COVID-19 deaths in the state to 1,696.

The deaths include 6 men and 6 women in the following age ranges: 50-59 (1), 60-69 (1), 70-79 (6), 80+ (4).

On Saturday, 247 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 106,963, up from Friday (106,716). Total recovered cases are now at 101,246, up from Friday (100,942).

Active cases are at 4,021, down from Friday (4,090).

Current hospitalizations are at 172, down from Friday (177). Total hospitalizations are at 6,177, up from Friday (6,159).

Total persons negative is now at 289,457, up from Friday (288,761).

There were 943 new persons tested reported on Saturday. Saturday’s new person tested positivity rate is 26.1%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.4%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.5%.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Saturday, 36,019 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 37,224 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 56,987 total persons.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 4,061 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 12,195 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.

Friday, January 22

The deaths of 11 people were reported in the latest COVID-19 case data from South Dakota Department of Health on Friday.

With the newly reported ones, the total COVID-19 deaths in the state now stands at 1,684.

The deaths include two men and nine women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1); 60-69 (2); 70-79 (2); 80+ (6).

On Friday, 316 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 106,716, up from Thursday (106,400). While the difference in the total case count reported Friday and Thursday equals 316, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (247) and antigen, or new probable, cases (72), there were 319 new cases. KELOLAND News has reached out to the DOH for clarification.

Total recovered cases are now at 100,942, up from Thursday (100,638).

Active cases are at 4,090, up from Thursday (4,089).

Current hospitalizations are at 177, down from Thursday (185). Total hospitalizations are at 6,159, up from Thursday (6,133).

Total persons negative is now at 288,761, up from Thursday (288,115).

There were 962 new persons tested reported on Friday. Friday’s new person tested positivity rate is 32.8%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 11.2%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.8%.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Friday, 34,527 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 34,577 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 54,617 total persons.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 2,865 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 11,622 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.

Thursday, January 21

Six new deaths were reported Thursday in the latest COVID-19 update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll is now at 1,673, up from 1,667. The new deaths were two men and four women in the following age ranges: 60-69 (1); 70-79 (2); 80+ (3).

On Thursday, 337 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 106,400, up, from Wednesday (106,063). Total recovered cases are now at 100,638, up, from Wednesday (100,293).

Active cases are now at 4,089, down from Wednesday (4,103).

Current hospitalizations are at 185, down from Wednesday (195). Total hospitalizations are at 6,133, up, from Wednesday (6,109). South Dakota hasn’t been below 200 current hospitalizations since September.

Total persons negative is now at 288,115, up from Wednesday (287,290).

There were 1,162 new persons tested reported on Thursday. Thursday’s new person tested positivity rate is 29%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 11.2%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.5%.

45 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 10 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 9 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Thursday, 31,056 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 31,056 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 51,080 total persons.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 1,141 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 10,144 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.

Wednesday, January 20
According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 120 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 9,845 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.

On Wednesday, 277 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 106,063, up from Tuesday (105,786). Total recovered cases are now at 100,293, up from Tuesday (99,887).

The death toll remains at 1,667.

Active cases are now at 4,103, down from Tuesday (4,232).

Current hospitalizations are at 195, down from Tuesday (200). Total hospitalizations are at 6,109, up from Tuesday (6,092).

Total persons negative is now at 287,290, up from Tuesday (286,539).

There were 1,028 new persons tested reported on Wednesday. Wednesday’s new person tested positivity rate is 27%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.9%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.3%.

46 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 11 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 9 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Wednesday, 29,772 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 28,684 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 48,491 total persons. There’s been 9,845 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 120 people have completed two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.

Tuesday, January 19
Active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota have dropped below 4,500 on Tuesday, according to the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Tuesday, 127 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 105,786, up from Monday (105,659). Total recovered cases are now at 99,887, up from Monday (99,379).

The death toll remains at 1,667.

Active cases are now at 4,232, down from Monday (4,613).

Current hospitalizations are at 200, down from Monday (203). Total hospitalizations are at 6,092, up from Monday (6,082).

Total persons negative is now at 286,539, up from Monday (286,205).

There were 461 new persons tested reported on Tuesday. Tuesday’s new person tested positivity rate is 27.5%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.9%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.3%.

46 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 9 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Tuesday, 29,689 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 27,787 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 47,647 total persons. There’s been 9,829 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and no one has completed two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.

Monday, January 18
Eleven more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Monday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health, as active cases in the state continue to remain below 5,000.

On Monday, 116 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 105,659, up from Sunday (105,544). Total recovered cases are now at 99,379, up from Sunday (99,226).

The death toll is now at 1,667. New deaths reported on Monday were 9 men and 2 women in the following age ranges: 50-59 (1), 60-69 (4), 70-79 (4), and 80+ (2).

Active cases are now at 4,613, down from Sunday (4,662).

Current hospitalizations are at 203, down from Sunday (213). Total hospitalizations are at 6,082, up from Sunday (6,063).

Total persons negative is now at 286,205, up from Sunday (285,878).

There were 541 new persons tested reported on Monday. Monday’s new person tested positivity rate is 39.5%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 11%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.2%.

46 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 9 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Monday, 29,337 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 27,784 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 47,292 total persons. There’s been 9,829 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and no one has completed two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.

Sunday, January 17
Twenty three more COVID-19 deaths were reported, as active cases in the state continue to remain below 5,000. The last time South Dakota had fewer than 5,000 active cases was on October 8.

On Saturday, 266 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 105,544, up from Saturday (105,278). Total recovered cases are now at 99,226, up from Saturday (98,808).

The death toll is now at 1,656. New deaths reported on Saturday were 13 men and 10 women in the following age ranges: 50-59 (2), 60-69 (3), 70-79 (8), and 80+ (10).

Active cases are now at 4,662, down from Saturday (4,837).

Current hospitalizations are at 213, up from Saturday (209). Total hospitalizations are at 6,063, up from Saturday (6,039).

Total persons negative is now at 285,878, up from Saturday (285,242).

There were 902 new persons tested reported on Saturday. Saturday’s new person tested positivity rate is 29.4%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.9%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.3%.

40 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 17 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 9 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Saturday, 29,034 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 27,591 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 46,796 total persons. There’s been 9,829 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and no one has completed two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.

Saturday, January 16

Four more COVID-19 deaths were reported, as active cases in the state remain below 5,000. The last time South Dakota had fewer than 5,000 active cases was on October 8.

On Saturday, 341 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 105,278, up from Friday (104,937). Total recovered cases are now at 98,808, up from Friday (98,576).

The death toll is now at 1,633. New deaths reported on Saturday were 3 men and 1 woman in the following age ranges: 60-69 (1), 70-79 (1) and 80+ (2).

Active cases are now at 4,837, up from Friday (4,732).

Current hospitalizations are at 209, down from Friday (227). Total hospitalizations are at 6,039, up from Friday (6,023).

Total persons negative is now at 285,242, up from Friday (284,571).

There were 1,012 new persons tested reported on Saturday. Saturday’s new person tested positivity rate is 33.6%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 11.4%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 13.5%.

40 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 17 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 9 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Saturday, 28,672 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 26,859 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 45,796 total persons. There’s been 9,735 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and no one has completed two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.

Friday, January 15

Fifteen more COVID-19 deaths were reported, as active cases in the state remain below 5,000.

On Friday, 425 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 104,937, up from Thursday (104,512). Total recovered cases are now at 98,576, 406 from Thursday (98,170).

The death toll is now at 1,629. New deaths reported on Friday were six men and nine women in the following age ranges: 50-59 (1), 60-69 (2), 70-79 (6) and 80+ (6).

Active cases are now at 4,732, up from Thursday (4,728).

Current hospitalizations are at 227, down from Thursday (247). Total hospitalizations are at 6,023, up from Thursday (5,998).

Total persons negative is now at 284,571, up from Thursday (283,660).

There were 1,336 new persons tested reported on Friday. Friday’s new person tested positivity rate is 31.8%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.8%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 11.1%.

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Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state. As of Friday, 27,997 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 25,778 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 41,755 total persons. There’s been 9,605 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and no one has completed two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.


Thursday, January 14

10 COVID-19 deaths were reported in South Dakota on Thursday.

On Thursday, 319 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 104,512 from Wednesday (104,195). Total recovered cases are now at 98,170, up from Wednesday (97,829).

The death toll is now at 1,614. The new deaths were 6 men and 4 women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1), 60-69 (3), 70-79 (4) and 80+ (2).

Active cases are now at 4,728, down from Wednesday (4,762,).

Current hospitalizations are at 247, down from Wednesday (253). Total hospitalizations are at 5,998 up from Wednesday (5,978).

Total persons negative is now at 283,660 up from Wednesday (283,104).

There were 875 new persons tested reported on Thursday. Thursday’s new person tested positivity rate is 36.45%.

The latest 7-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH, is 11.1%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.8%.

32 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 17 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 9 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state, as of Thursday 27,349 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 24,011 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 41,755 total persons. There’s been 9,065 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and no one has completed two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.

Wednesday, January 13
Nineteen more COVID-19 deaths were reported, as active cases in the state remain below 5,000. The last time South Dakota had fewer than 5,000 active cases was on October 8.

On Wednesday, 452 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 104,195, up from Tuesday (103,743). Total recovered cases are now at 97,829, up from Tuesday (97,407).

The death toll is now at 1,604. The new deaths were 13 men and 6 women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1), 50-59 (1), 60-69 (3), 70-79 (5) and 80+ (9).

Active cases are now at 4,762, up from Tuesday (4,751).

Current hospitalizations are at 253, up from Tuesday (240). Total hospitalizations are at 5,978, up from Tuesday (5,943).

Total persons negative is now at 283,104, up from Tuesday (281,639).

There were 1,917 new persons tested reported on Wednesday. Wednesday’s new person tested positivity rate is 23.57%.

The latest 7-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH, is 11.7%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.6%.

40 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 17 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 9 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state, as of Wednesday 25,022 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 22,930 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 39,954 total persons. There’s been 7,998 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and no one has completed two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.

Tuesday, January 12
The South Dakota Department of Health reported 244 new cases of COVID-19, as active cases have dropped below 5,000 on Tuesday. The last time South Dakota had fewer than 5,000 active cases was on October 8.

On Tuesday, 244 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 103,743, up from Monday (103,499). Total recovered cases are now at 97,407, up from Monday (96,812).

Active cases are now at 4,751, down from Monday (5,102).

Current hospitalizations are at 240, down from Monday (242). Total hospitalizations are at 5,943, up from Monday (5,917).

Total persons negative is now at 281,639, up from Monday (281,213,).

There were 670 new persons tested reported on Tuesday. Tuesday’s new person tested positivity rate is 36.4%.

The latest 7-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH, is 12.6%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 11.8%.

40 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 17 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 9 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state, as of Tuesday, 24,575 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 22,139 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 39,245 total persons. There’s been 7,465 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and no one has completed two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.

Monday, January 11
The South Dakota Department of Health reported 181 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

On Monday, 181 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 103,499, up from Sunday (103,318). Total recovered cases are now at 96,812, up from Sunday (96,693).

Active cases are now at 5,102, up from Sunday (5,040).

Current hospitalizations are at 242, up from Sunday (237). Total hospitalizations are at 5,917, up from Sunday (5,904).

Total persons negative is now at 281,213, up from Sunday (280,843).

There were 551 new persons tested reported on Monday. Monday’s new person tested positivity rate is 32.8%.

The latest 7-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH, is 13.9%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 13.6%.

40 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 15 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 11 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state, as of Monday, 24,047 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 21,620 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 38,360 total persons. There’s been 7,306 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and one person completed two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.


Sunday, January 10
Fifteen new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Sunday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll is now at 1,585. The new deaths were 8 men and 7 women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1), 50-59 (3), 60-69 (1), 70-79 (1), and 80+ (9).

On Saturday, 417 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 103,318, up from Saturday (102,901). Total recovered cases are now at 96,693, up from Saturday (96,291).

Active cases remain at 5,040.

Current hospitalizations are at 237, up from Saturday (234). Total hospitalizations are at 5,904, up from Saturday (5,871).

Total persons negative is now at 280,843, up from Saturday (280,192).

There were 1,068 new persons tested reported on Sunday. Sunday’s new person tested positivity rate is 39%.

The latest 7-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH, is 13.9%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 13.6%.

40 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 15 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 11 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state, as of Friday, 22,477 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 21,596 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 37,575 total persons. There’s been 6,497 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and one person completed two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.


Saturday, January 9
Fourteen new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Saturday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll is now at 1,570. The new deaths were 6 men and 8 women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1), 50-59 (1), 60-69 (2), 70-79 (5), and 80+ (5).

On Saturday, 321 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 102,901, up from Friday (102,580). Total recovered cases are now at 96,291, up from Friday (95,783).

Active cases are now at 5,040, down from Friday (5,241).

Current hospitalizations are at 234, down from Friday (247). Total hospitalizations are at 5,871, up from Friday (5,851).

Total persons negative is now at 280,192, up from Friday (279,212).

There were 1,292 new persons tested reported on Saturday. Saturday’s new person tested positivity rate is 24%.

The latest 7-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH, is 14%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.1%.

41 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 14 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 11 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state, as of Friday, 19,585 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 20,699 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 36,221 total persons. There’s been 4,062 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and one person completed two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.


Friday, January 8
 Twelve new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Friday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll is now at 1,556. The new deaths were seven men and five women with three in the 60-69 age range, four in the 70-79 age range and five in the 80 and older age range.

On Friday, 448 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 102,580, up from Thursday (102,132). Total recovered cases are now at 95,783, up from Thursday (94,513).

Active cases are now at 5,241, down from Thursday (6,075).

Current hospitalizations are at 247, down from Thursday (264). Total hospitalizations are at 5,851, up from Thursday (5,829).

Total persons negative is now at 279,212, up from Thursday (278,102).

There were 1,558 new persons tested reported on Friday. Friday’s new person tested positivity rate is 28%.

The latest 7-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH, is 15%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 11.3%.

Forty South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 15 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 11 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state, as of Friday, 16,877 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 18,734 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 33,644 total persons. There’s been 1,967 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.


Thursday, January 7
Twenty-five new COVID-19 deaths were reported in South Dakota on Thursday by the state health department.

The death toll is now at 1,544. The new deaths were 18 men and seven women in the following age ranges: 30-39 (1), 40-49 (1), 50-59 (2), 60-69 (3), 70-79 (5) and 80+(13).

On Thursday, 448 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 102,132, up from Wednesday (101,684). Total recovered cases are now at 94,513, up from Wednesday (93,778).

Active cases are now at 6,075 down from Wednesday (6,387).

Current hospitalizations are at 264, the same as Wednesday (264). Total hospitalizations are at 5,829, up from Wednesday (5,805).

Total persons negative is now at 278,102, up from Wednesday (277,357).

There were 1,193 new persons tested reported on Thursday. Thursday’s new person tested positivity rate is 37%.

The latest 7-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH, is 16.1%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 17.4%.

Forty South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 15 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 11 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state, as of Thursday, 15,340 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 16,976 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 31,473 total persons. There’s been 842 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, one for the two doses for Moderna. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.


Wednesday, January 6
Six new COVID-19 deaths were announced as active coronavirus cases increased by more than 300 in Wednesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll is now at 1,519. The new deaths were four men and two women in the following age ranges: 60 -69 (1); 70 -79 (3); 80+ (2).

On Wednesday, 607 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 101,684, up from Tuesday (101,076). Total recovered cases are now at 93,778, up from Tuesday (93,529).

Active cases are now at 6,387, up from Tuesday (6,034).

Current hospitalizations are at 264, down from Tuesday (270). Total hospitalizations are at 5,805, up from Tuesday (5,764).

Total persons negative is now at 277,357, up from Tuesday (276,286).

There were 1,678 new persons tested reported on Wednesday. Wednesday’s new person tested positivity rate is 36%.

The latest 7-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH, is 15.8%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 16.7%.

Forty South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 15 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 11 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state, as of Wednesday, 13,991 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 15,888 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 29,778 total persons. There’s been 101 persons completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.


Tuesday, January 5
South Dakota’s latest 7-day PCR-test positivity rate is at 16.3% according to Tuesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll remained at 1,513.

On Tuesday, 434 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 101,076, up from Monday (100,643). Total recovered cases are now at 93,529, up from Monday (93,099).

Active cases are now at 6,034, up from Monday (6,031).

Current hospitalizations are at 270, up from Monday (268). Total hospitalizations are at 5,764, up from Monday (5,742).

Total persons negative is now at 276,286, up from Monday (275,713).

There were 1,007 new persons tested reported on Tuesday. Tuesday’s new person tested positivity rate is 43%.

The latest 7-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH, is 16.3%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 18.1%.

Forty South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 15 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 11 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state, as of Tuesday, 12,734 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 14,526 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 27,260 total persons. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.


Monday, January 4
The COVID-19 death toll remained at 1,513 in South Dakota, according to Monday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Monday, 111 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 100,643, up from Sunday (100,532). Total recovered cases are now at 93,099, up from Sunday (93,031).

Active cases are now at 6,031, up from Sunday (5,988).

Current hospitalizations are at 268, up from Sunday (262). Total hospitalizations are at 5,742, up from Sunday (5,732).

Total persons negative is now at 275,713, up from Sunday (275,423).

There were 401 new persons tested reported on Monday. Monday’s new person tested positivity rate is 27%.

The latest 7-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH, is 16.5%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 16.1%.

Forty South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 15 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 11 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state, as of Monday, 12,734 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 14,218 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 26,952 total persons. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.


Sunday, January 3
South Dakota surpassed 100,000 total coronavirus cases according to Sunday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health. Sunday’s update contained 48 hours worth of data from 1 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 1 p.m. on Jan. 2 in Sunday’s update as there was no update on New Year’s Day.

The death toll is now at 1,513. The twelve new deaths were 5 men and 7 women listed in the following age ranges: 60-69 (1); 70-79 (3); 80+ (8).

On Sunday, 703 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 100,532, up from Saturday’s update (99,829). Total recovered cases are now at 93,031, up from Saturday’s update which included data from 1 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 p.m. Jan. 2 (92,595).

Active cases are now at 5,988, up from Saturday’s update (5,733).

Current hospitalizations are at 262, down from Saturday’s update (282). Total hospitalizations are at 5,732, up from Saturday’s update (5,702).

Total persons negative is now at 275,423, up from Saturday’s update (274,117).

There were 2,009 new persons tested reported on Saturday. Saturday’s new person tested positivity rate is 34.9%.

The latest 7-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH, is 16.5%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 15.1%.

44 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 13 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 9 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state, as of Sunday, 12,720 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 14,150 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 26,870 total persons. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.


Saturday, January 2
South Dakota has surpassed 1,500 deaths due to COVID-19, as 13 more deaths were reported in Saturday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The South Dakota Department of Health reported data from 1 p.m. on Dec. 30 to 1 p.m. on Dec. 31 in Saturday’s update. A COVID-19 update was not provided by the state on New Year’s Day.

The death toll is now at 1,501. The new deaths were 6 men and 7 women listed in the following age ranges: 40-49 (2); 50-59 (3); 60-69 (1); 70-79 (1) and 80+ (6).

On Saturday, 666 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 99,829, up from Thursday (99,164). Total recovered cases are now at 92,595, up from Thursday (91,980).

Active cases are now at 5,733, up from Thursday (5,696).

Current hospitalizations are at 282, down from Thursday (297). Total hospitalizations are at 5,702, up from Thursday (5,672).

Total persons negative is now at 274,117, up from Thursday (273,476).

There were 1,307 new persons tested reported on Saturday. Saturday’s new person tested positivity rate is 50.9%.

The latest 7-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH, is 17%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest 1-day PCR test positivity rate is 15%.

44 South Dakota counties are listed as having “substantial” community spread, while 13 South Dakota counties are listed as “moderate” community spread and 9 South Dakota counties are listed as “minimal” community spread.

Vaccine tracking is now being reported by the state, as of Saturday, 11,713 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 13,612 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 25,325 total persons. Vaccine data does not include vaccine given to South Dakota Indian Reservations because that is federally allocated.


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What to know about the COVID-19 vaccine in South Dakota

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Who is charge of the vaccine distribution?
The South Dakota Department of Health developed a 64-page COVID-19 vaccination plan. According to the plan, the DOH has communication with leaders from 32 “points of dispensing” throughout the state.

Who gets a vaccine first in South Dakota?
There is a 3 phase approach of vaccine administration — all focused on allocation.

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  • Phase 1: “Potentially Limited Doses Available”
  • Phase 2: “Large Number of Doses Available, Supply Likely to Meet Demand”
  • Phase 3: “Likely Sufficient Supply, Slowing Demand”

Throughout Phase 1 and Phase 2, South Dakota’s three primary health care systems — Avera, Sanford and Monument Health — will provide the vaccination services to “priority populations.”

Who is in Phase 1 of getting the vaccine?
The state determined through an allocation criteria four key priorities

  1. Risk for acquiring infection
  2. Risk of severe outcome due to infection
  3. Risk of negative societal impact
  4. Risk of of transmitting infection to others

Based on that criteria, health care workers, first responders and older adults living in congregate settings will receive the first vaccines as described in Phase 1A and Phase 1B.

When will vaccine be available for me?
On Jan. 6, the SD DOH released a new document showing when it expected vaccine availability for certain groups in South Dakota. You can see that document below. Phase 1D, which includes people two underlying health conditions, people 65-years or older and teachers, is expected to start in February. Vaccine for all South Dakotans, isn’t expected until May 2021.

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Who has the vaccine in my county?
While the SD DOH oversees the vaccine the distribution, five different health systems have been charged in overseeing vaccine distribution and administration in their area. The five systems are Avera, Sanford, Monument, Mobridge Hospital and Northern Plains Health Network.


READ: South Dakota’s COVID-19 vaccine FAQ’s.

READ: South Dakota’s COVID-19 64-page Vaccination Plan

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