COVID-19 in South Dakota: April 2021 daily updates

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues, KELOLAND News will 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.


Friday, April 30

128 new total COVID-19 cases were announced by the South Dakota Department of Health on Friday.

According to the latest update, there are 112 current hospitalizations, compared to Thursday (115). Total hospitalizations are at 7,350.

Active cases are now at 1,624, down from Thursday (1,722).

The state’s total case count is now at 122,660, up from Thursday (122,532).

While the difference in the total case count reported today and yesterday equals 128, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (111) and antigen, or new probable, cases (18), there were 129 new cases.

Total recovered cases are now at 119,069 compared to 118,848 on Thursday.

Five new deaths were reported by the Department of Health on Friday. The new deaths are two men and three women in the following age ranges: 60 -69 (2); 70 -79 (2); 80+. New deaths were reported in Deuel, Kingsbury, Minnehaha, Roberts and Union Counties.

The death toll is at 1,967.

As of Friday, there have been 72 cases of B.1.1.7 variant found in South Dakota. There are two cases of the B.1.351 variant and 10 cases of B.1.429. One of each of B.1.427 and P.1 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 343,713 up from Thursday (343,011).

There were 830 new persons tested in the data reported Friday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 15.4%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.5%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 6.7%.

According to the DOH, 310,816 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,514 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 261,973 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 328,114 persons.

There have been 118,231 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 142,943 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Friday, 54.59% of the population eligible for the vaccine in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 45.94% have completed the vaccination series.

Vaccines are currently being given to anyone 16-year-old and above in South Dakota.


Thursday, April 29

134 new total COVID-19 cases were announced by the South Dakota Department of Health on Thursday.

According to the latest update, there are 115 current hospitalizations, compared to Tuesday (103). Total hospitalizations are at 7,350.

Active cases are now at 1,722, down from Wednesday (1,789).

The state’s total case count is now at 122,532, up from Wednesday (122,398).

While the difference in the total case count reported today and yesterday equals 134, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (108) and antigen, or new probable, cases (27), there were 135 new cases.

Total recovered cases are now at 118,848 compared to 118,647 on Wednesday.

No new deaths were reported by the Department of Health on Thursday.

The death toll remains at 1,962.

As of Thursday, there have been 72 cases of B.1.1.7 variant found in South Dakota. There are now two cases of the B.1.351 variant and 10 cases of B.1.429. One of each of B.1.427 and P.1 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 343,011 up from Wednesday (342,224).

There were 921 new persons tested in the data reported Thursday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 14.5%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.1%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 7.2%.

According to the DOH, 406,624 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,373 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 259,068 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 326,860 persons.

There have been 115,942 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 139,250 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Thursday, 54.41% of the population eligible for the vaccine in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 45.06% have completed the vaccination series.

Vaccines are currently being given to anyone 16-year-old and above in South Dakota.


Wednesday, April 28

One new COVID-19 death was reported Wednesday, as 170 new total cases were announced by the South Dakota Department of Health.

According to the latest update, there are 103 current hospitalizations, the same as Tuesday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,337.

Active cases are now at 1,789, up from Tuesday (1,765).

The state’s total case count is now at 122,398, up from Tuesday (122,228).

Total recovered cases are now at 118,647 compared to 118,502 on Tuesday.

One new death was reported by the Department of Health on Wednesday. The new death was a woman in the 60-69 age range from Minnehaha County.

The death toll is now at 1,962.

New variant cases were reported on Wednesday.  There have been 72 cases of B.1.1.7 variant found in South Dakota. There are now two cases of the B.1.351 variant, 10 cases of B.1.429 and one of each of B.1.427 and P.1 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 342,224, up from Tuesday (341,594).

There were 800 new persons tested in the data reported Wednesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 21.25%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.1%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 8.9%.

According to the DOH, 303,434 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,341 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 256,826 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 326,272 persons.

There have been 114,048 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 136,269 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Wednesday, 54.33% of the population eligible for the vaccine in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 44.35% have completed the vaccination series.

Vaccines are currently being given to anyone 16-year-old and above in South Dakota.


Tuesday, April 27

An additional COVID-19 death was reported Tuesday, as 148 new total cases were announced by the South Dakota Department of Health.

While the difference in the total case count reported on Tuesday and Monday equals 148, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (118) and antigen, or new probable, cases (32), there were 150 new cases. 

According to the latest update, there are 103 current hospitalizations, up from Monday (96). Total hospitalizations are at 7,328.

Active cases are now at 1,765, down from Monday (1,822).

The state’s total case count is now at 122,228, up from Monday (122,080).

Total recovered cases are now at 118,502 compared to 118,298 on Monday.

One new death was reported by the department of health on Tuesday. The new death was a man in the 70-79 year old age group from Kingsbury County.

The death toll is now at 1,961.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 341,594, up from Monday (340,950).

There were 792 new persons tested in the data reported Monday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 18.7%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 6.9%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.2%.

According to the DOH, 300,990 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,337 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 255,378 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 325,532 persons.

There have been 112,955 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 134,210 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Tuesday, 54% of the population eligible for the vaccine in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 43.89% have completed the vaccination series.

Vaccines are currently being given to anyone 16-year-old and above in South Dakota.


Monday, April 26

Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported Monday, as 94 new total cases were announced by the South Dakota Department of Health.

The DOH has stopped reporting new COVID-19 information on Sundays, so this update includes two days of data.

While the difference in the total case count reported (122,080) and (121,986) equals 94, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (80) and antigen, or new probable, cases (17), there were 97 new cases. 

According to the latest update, there are 96 current hospitalizations, down from Saturday (104). Total hospitalizations are at 7,307.

Active cases are now at 1,822, down from Saturday (1,871).

The state’s total case count is now at 122,080, from Saturday (121,986).

Total recovered cases are now at 118,298 compared to 118,157 on Saturday.

Two new deaths were reported by the department of health on Monday. The new deaths reported were two men in the 60-69 and 80+ age ranges. The deaths were listed in Minnehaha and McCook counties.

The death toll is now at 1,960.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 340,950, up from Saturday (340,562).

There were 482 new persons tested in the data reported Monday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 19.5%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 6.3%.

According to the DOH, 299,534 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,331 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 255,040 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 325,047 persons.

There have been 112,722 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 133,126 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Monday, 54% of the population in South Dakota 16-years-old and over has received at least one dose while 43.38% have completed the vaccination series.


Saturday, April 24

 137 new total COVID-19 cases were reported by the State Department of Health on Saturday.

While the difference in the total case count reported (118,157) and (117,938) equals 136, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (109) and antigen, or new probable, cases (28), there were 137new cases. 

According to the latest update, there are 104 current hospitalizations, down from Friday (116). Total hospitalizations are at 7,293.

Active cases are now at 1,871, down from Friday (1,955).

The state’s total case count is now at 121,986, from Friday (121,850).

Total recovered cases are now at 118,157 compared to 117,938 on Friday.

One new death was reported by the Department of Health on Saturday. The new death reported was a woman in the 80+ age range in Charles Mix County.

The death toll is now at 1,958.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 340,562, up from Friday (340,029).

There were 670 new persons tested in the data reported Saturday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 20.44%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.3%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 8.0%.

According to the DOH, 295,487 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,295 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 252,817 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 323,716 persons.

There have been 111,109 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 129,766 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Saturday, 53.77% of the population in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 42.65% have completed the vaccination series.


Friday, April 23

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — 199 new total COVID-19 cases were reported by the State Department of Health on Friday.

According to the latest update, there are 116 current hospitalizations, up from Thursday (107). Total hospitalizations are at 7,285.

Active cases are now at 1,955, up from Thursday (1,953).

The state’s total case count is now at 121,850, from Thursday (121,651).

Total recovered cases are now at 117,938 compared to 117,742 on Thursday.

One new death was reported by the Department of Health on Friday. The new death reported was was a man in the 80+ age range from Minnehaha County.

The death toll is now at 1,957.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 340,029, up from Thursday (339,337).

There were 891 new persons tested in the data reported Friday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 22.3%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 6.7%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 5.2%.

According to the DOH, 291,279 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,295 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 249,733 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 322,189 persons.

There have been 108,955 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 126,153 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Friday’s update, 53.51% of the population age 16 and older in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 41.73% age 16 and older have completed the vaccination series.


Thursday, April 22

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — 134 new total COVID-19 cases were reported by the State Department of Health on Thursday.

According to the latest update, there are 107 current hospitalizations, down from Wednesday (115). Total hospitalizations are at 7,272.

Active cases are now at 1,953, down from Wednesday (2,043).

The state’s total case count is now at 121,651, from Wednesday (121,517).

Total recovered cases are now at 117,742, compared to 117,520 on Wednesday.

Two new deaths were reported by the Department of Health on Thursday. The new deaths reported were two men in the 60-69 age range. New deaths were reported in Hutchinson and Hughes Counties, while the total in Meade County went down by one.

The death toll is now at 1,956.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 339,337, up from Wednesday (338,644).

There were 827 new persons tested in the data reported Thursday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 16.2%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.3%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 6.9%.

According to the DOH, 286,313 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,295 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 245,663 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 320,189 persons.

There have been 105,779 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 122,295 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Thursday’s update, 53.22% of the population in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 40.71% have completed the vaccination series.


Wednesday, April 21

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — 157 new total COVID-19 cases were reported by the State Department of Health on Wednesday.

According to the latest update, there are 115 current hospitalizations, down from Tuesday (124). Total hospitalizations are at 7,261.

Active cases are now at 2,043, down from Tuesday (2,078).

The state’s total case count is now at 121,517, from Tuesday (121,360).

Total recovered cases are now at 117,520, compared to 117,329 on Tuesday.

One new death was reported by the Department of Health on Wednesday. The new death reported was a man in the 60-69 age range. 

The death toll is now at 1,954.

Total deaths reported in Codington, Dewey and Pennington counties all went up by one on Wednesday, while the total in Meade County went down by one.

There is one case of a new variant, P.1., reported. Three additional B.1.1.7 cases were reported in Wednesday’s update. There have been 64 cases of that variant found in South Dakota, ten cases of B.1.429 and one of each of B.1.351 and B.1.427. 

Total persons who tested negative is now at 338,644, up from Tuesday (337,971).

There were 830 new persons tested in the data reported Wednesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 18.9%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.4%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 7.5%.

According to the DOH, 283,768 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,302 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 243,516 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 319,580 persons.

There have been 103,923 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 120,038 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Wednesday’s update, 53.11% of the population in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 40.05% have completed the vaccination series.


Tuesday, April 20

 171 new total COVID-19 cases were reported by the State Department of Health on Tuesday.

According to the latest update, there are 124 current hospitalizations, up from Monday (112). Total hospitalizations are at 7,245.

Active cases are now at 2,078, down from Monday (2,153).

The state’s total case count is now at 121,360, from Monday (121,189).

Total recovered cases are now at 117,329, compared to Monday (117,083).

No additional deaths were reported by the Department of Health on Tuesday so the death toll remains at 1,953.

Six additional B.1.1.7 cases were reported in Tuesday’s update. There have been 61 cases of that variant found in South Dakota, eight cases of B.1.429 and one each of B.1.351 and B.1.427.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 337,971, up from Monday (337,384).

There were 758 new persons tested in the data reported Monday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 22.5%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.9%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.4%.

According to the DOH, 280,590 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,297 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 240,784 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 317,780 persons.

There have been 101,994 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 117,852 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Tuesday’s update, 53% of the population in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 39.4% have completed the vaccination series.


Monday, April 19

133 new total COVID-19 cases were reported by the State Department of Health on Monday.

The DOH has stopped reporting new COVID-19 information on Sundays, so this update includes two days of data.

According to the latest update, there are 112 current hospitalizations, up from Saturday (96). Total hospitalizations are at 7,221.

Active cases are now at 2,153, down from Saturday (2,210).

The state’s total case count is now at 121,189, up from Saturday (121,056).

Total recovered cases are now at 117,083, up from Saturday (116,893).

No additional deaths were reported by the Department of Health on Monday so the death toll remains at 1,953.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 337,384, up from the last report on Saturday (336,856).

There were 661 new persons tested in the data reported Monday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 20.1%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.9%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 5.6%.

According to the DOH, 280,074 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with XX 16,296 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 240,595 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 317,583 persons.

There have been 101,879 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 117,459 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Monday, 53% of the population in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 39.3% have completed the vaccination series.


Saturday, April 17

200 new total COVID-19 cases were reported by the State Department of Health on Saturday while one new death was reported.

According to the latest update, there are 96 current hospitalizations, down from Friday (106). Total hospitalizations are at 7,204.

One new death was reported by the Department of Health on Saturday. The death was one woman in the 40-49 age range in Dewey county.

Active cases are now at 2,210, up from Friday (2,201).

The state’s total case count is now at 121,056, up from Friday (120,856).

Total recovered cases are now at 116,893, up from Friday (116,703).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 336,856, from Friday (335,339).

There were 1,717 new persons tested in the data reported Saturday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 11.64%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.7%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 8.1%.

According to the DOH, 273,516 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,288 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 238,251 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 314,649 persons.

There have been 100,162 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 113,204 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Saturday, 52% of the population in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 38.44% have completed the vaccination series.


Friday, April 16

243 new total COVID-19 cases were reported by the State Department of Health on Friday.

While the difference in the total case count reported Friday and Thursday equals 243, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (255) and antigen, or new probable, cases (2), there were 257 new cases.

According to the latest update, there are 106 current hospitalizations. Total hospitalizations are at 7,189.

The state’s total case count is now at 120,856, up from Thursday (120,613).

Active cases are now at 2,201, down from Thursday (2,328).

Three new deaths were reported by the Department of Health on Friday. The deaths include one man and two women: 80+ (2) and 70-79 (1). Two of the deaths were in Lawrence County and one in Yankton County. The death toll is now at 1,952. 

Total recovered cases are now at 116,703, up from Thursday (116,336).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 335,339, down from Thursday (335,546).

The number of total persons negative went down in Friday’s update. We’ve reached out to the Department of Health by email and direct message on Twitter to ask for an explanation. We’ll update this story when we hear back.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.7%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 7.9%.

According to the DOH, 270,127 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,269 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 235,452 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 311,853 persons.

There have been 98,706 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 111,253 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.


Thursday, April 15

234 new total COVID-19 cases were reported by the State Department of Health on Thursday.

While the difference in the total case count reported Thursday and Wednesday equals 234, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (178) and antigen, or new probable, cases (57), there were 235 new cases.

According to the latest update, there are 109 current hospitalizations. Total hospitalizations are at 7,188.

The state’s total case count is now at 120,613, up from Wednesday (120,379).

Active cases are now at 2,328, down from Thursday (2,391).

One new death was reported by the Department of Health on Thursday. The death was a man age 20-29 from Union County. The death toll is now at 1,949.

Total recovered cases are now at 116,336, up from Wednesday (116,040).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 335,546, up from Wednesday (334,765).

There were 1,015 new persons tested in the data reported on Thursday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 23.05%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.1%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 7.9%.

Three new cases of the B.1.1.7 variant were added to the state’s dashboard for total of 55 found in South Dakota. There have been eight cases of B.1.429 in the state along with one case of B.1.427 and one case of B.1.351.

According to the DOH, 265,657 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,265 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 232,236 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 309,103 persons.

There have been 96,790 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 108,257 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.


Wednesday, April 14

225 new total COVID-19 cases were reported by the State Department of Health on Wednesday.

According to the latest update, there are 113 current hospitalizations, compared to 106 as of Tuesday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,168.

The state’s total case count is now at 120,379, up from Tuesday (120,154).

Since April 1, 424 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in people ages 20-29, and only 17 new cases in the 80+ age range.

Active cases are now at 2,391, down from Monday (2,439).

One new death was reported by the Department of Health on Wednesday. The death reported is a woman in the 70 -79 age range from Turner County.  The death toll is at 1,948.

Total recovered cases are now at 116,040, up from Tuesday (115,768).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 334,765, up from Tuesday (334,030).

There were 960 new persons tested in the data reported on Wednesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 23.4%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.1%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.6%.

According to the DOH, 262,572 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,189 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 229,646 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 306,642 persons.

There have been 95,345 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 106,412 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.


Tuesday, April 13

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — 262 new total COVID-19 cases were reported by the State Department of Health on Tuesday.

According to the latest update, there are 106 current hospitalizations, compared to 96 as of Monday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,158.

The state’s total case count is now at 120,154, up from Monday (119,892).

Active cases are now at 2,439, up from Monday (2,425).

No new death was reported by the Department of Health on Tuesday. The death toll remains at 1,947.

Total recovered cases are now at 115,768, up from Monday (115,520).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 334,030, up from Monday (333,370).

There were 922 new persons tested in the data reported on Tuesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 28.4%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.5%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 12.4%.

According to the DOH, 259,327 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 15,744 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 227,427 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 303,903 persons.

There have been 93,890 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 104,696 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

According to the Department of Health’s latest update, 51% of the population has received one dose of the vaccine while 36.4% have completed both doses.


Monday, April 12

187 new total COVID-19 cases were reported by the State Department of Health as hospitalizations decreased on Monday.

KELOLAND News reached out to the South Dakota Department of Health regarding Sunday’s update and was told the COVID-19 dashboard will only be updated Monday-Saturday. Monday’s update will now include Saturday and Sunday’s data.

According to the latest update, there are 96 current hospitalizations, compared to 102 on Saturday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,136.

The state’s total case count is now at 119,892, compared to 119,705 on Saturday.

Active cases are now at 2,425, up from Saturday (2,413).

One new death was reported by the Department of Health on Monday. The death reported was a man in the 60-69 year-old age range. The death toll is now at 1,947.

New deaths were reported in Hughes and Yankton Counties on Monday, while the death toll in Pennington County went down by one.

Total recovered cases are now at 115,520, compared to Saturday (115,346).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 333,370, from Saturday (332,792).

There were 765 new persons tested in the data reported on Monday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 24.4%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.5%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.6%.

According to the DOH, 258,285 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 15,574 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 227,137 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 303,040 persons.

There have been 93,756 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 104,183 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

According to the Department of Health’s latest update, 50.36% of the population has received one dose of the vaccine while 35.64% have completed both doses.


Saturday, April 10

238 new total COVID-19 cases were reported by the State Department of Health  as hospitalizations increased on Saturday.

According to the latest update, there are 102 current hospitalizations, compared to 97 on Friday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,116.

The state’s total case count is now at 119,705, compared to 119,467 on Friday.

Active cases are now at 2,413, down from Friday (2,465).

No new deaths were reported by the Department of Health on Saturday.

Total recovered cases are now at 115,346, compared to Friday (115,056).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 332,792, from Friday (332,214).

There were 816 new persons tested in the data reported on Friday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 29.16%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.4%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 8%.

According to the DOH, 253,714 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 14,253 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 225,093 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 298,820 persons.

There have been 92,304 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 101,928 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

According to the Department of Health’s latest update, 49.75% of the population has received one dose of the vaccine while 34.92% have completed both doses.


Friday, April 9

270 new total COVID-19 cases and seven deaths were announced by the State Department of Health on Friday.

The number of variants found in the state also went up. There were 52 cases of the B.1.1.7, eight of the B.1.429, one of the B.1.351 and one of the B.1.427 variant.

On March 25, the state reported 14 cases of the UK variant (B.117), five cases of the California variant (B.1.429) and one case of the South African variant (B.1.351).

According to the Department of health, a total of 62 COVID-19 variant virus cases have been identified in Brookings (5), Brown (4), Clark (1), Davison (8), Day (2), Hanson (1), Hughes (1), Lincoln (2), Lyman (1), Marshall (2), McCook (6), Minnehaha (18), Pennington (1), Roberts (5), Yankton (3), and Union (2) Counties. Two cases (3%) were hospitalized and none (0%) have died.

According to the latest update, there are 97 current hospitalizations, compared to 100 on Thursday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,106.

The state’s total case count is 119,467, compared to 119,197 on Thursday.

Active cases are now at 2,465, down from Thursday (2,484).

Seven new deaths were reported by the Department of Health. The death toll is at 1,946. The new deaths were four men and three women in the following age ranges: 60-69 (2); 70-70 (2) and 80+ (3).

Total recovered cases are now at 115,056, compared to Thursday (114,774).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 332,214, from Thursday (331,338).

There were 1,146 new persons tested in the data reported on Friday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 23.5%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.4%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 8.0%.

According to the DOH, 247,822 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 12,556 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 220,723 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 292,561 persons.

There have been 89,325 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 99,207 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.


Thursday, April 8

Active cases of COVID-19 are down in South Dakota, as 222 new total cases were announced by the State Department of Health on Thursday.

According to the latest update, there are 100 current hospitalizations, compared to 94 on Wednesday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,099.

The state’s total case count is 119,197, compared to 118,975 on Wednesday.

Active cases are now at 2,484, down from Wednesday (2,511).

One new death was reported by the Department of Health. The death toll is at 1,939. The new death reported was a man in the 70-70 age range.

Total recovered cases are now at 114,774, compared to Wednesday (114,526).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 331,338, from Wednesday (330,646).

There were 914 new persons tested in the data reported on Thursday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 24.2%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.2%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.8%.

According to the DOH, 243,633 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 11,593 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 217,126 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 287,609 persons.

There have been 87,064 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 97,671 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.


Wednesday, April 7

Active cases of COVID-19 are up in South Dakota, as 295 new total cases were announced by the State Department of Health on Wednesday.

According to the latest update, there are 94 current hospitalizations, compared to 98 on Tuesday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,087.

The state’s total case count is 118,975, compared to 118,680 on Tuesday.

Active cases are now at 2,511, up from Tuesday (2,419).

No new deaths were reported by the department of health. The death toll remains at 1,938.

Total recovered cases are now at 114,526, compared to Tuesday (114,323).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 330,646, from Tuesday (329,968).

There were 973 new persons tested in the data reported on Wednesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 30.3%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.3%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 13%.

According to the DOH, 238,103 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 10,524 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 212,061 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 280,942 persons.

There have been 84,103 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 95,635 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Active cases of COVID-19 are down in South Dakota, as no new deaths were announced by the State Department of Health on Tuesday.

According to the latest update, 163 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 118,680, up from Monday (118,517).

There are 98 current hospitalizations as of Tuesday, compared to 88 on Monday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,068.

Active cases are now at 2,419, down from Monday (2,485).

No new deaths reported by the Department of Health. The death toll remains at 1,938.

Total recovered cases are now at 114,323, compared to Monday (114,094).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 329,968, from Monday (329,409).

There were 722 new persons tested in the data reported on Tuesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 22.5%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.1%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.7%.

According to the DOH, 234,261 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 9,844 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 209,765 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 276,846 persons.

There have been 82,665 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 94,351 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.


Monday, April 5, 2021

 Active cases of COVID-19 are up in South Dakota, as no new deaths were announced by the State Department of Health on Monday.

The South Dakota Department of Health reported data from April 3 and April 4 in Monday’s update. A COVID-19 update was not provided by the state on April 4, due to Easter.

According to the latest update, 156 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 118,517 up from Saturday (118,361).

There are 88 current hospitalizations as of Monday, compared to 103 on Saturday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,050.

Active cases are now at 2,485, up from Saturday (2,443).

No new deaths reported by the Department of Health. The death toll remains at 1,938.

Total recovered cases are now at 114,094, compared to Saturday (113,980).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 329,409, from Saturday (328,931).

There were 634 new persons tested in the data reported on Monday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 24.6%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.1%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.4%.

According to the DOH, 232,852 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 9,785 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 209,141 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 275,483 persons.

There have been 82,374 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 93,913 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.


April 4, 2021


April 3, 2021

Active cases of COVID-19 are up in South Dakota, as no new deaths were announced by the State Department of Health on Saturday.

According to the latest update, 184 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 118,361 up from Friday (118,186).

While the difference in the total case count reported Friday and Saturday equals 175, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (133) and antigen, or new probable, cases (51), there were 184new cases.

There are 103 current hospitalizations as of Saturday, the same as Friday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,043.

Active cases are now at 2,433, up from Friday (2,417).

No new deaths reported by the Department of Health. The death toll remains at 1,938.

Total recovered cases are now at 113,980, compared to Friday (113,831).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 328,931, from Thursday (328,534).

There were 581 new persons tested in the data reported on Saturday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 31.6%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.4%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 7.8%.

According to the DOH, 226,554 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 9,256 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 206,570 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 270,625 persons.

There have been 80,700 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 91,047 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.


April 2, 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Active cases of COVID-19 are down in South Dakota, as no new deaths were announced by the state department of health on Friday.

According to the latest update, 197 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 118,186 up from Thursday (117,989).

While the difference in the total case count reported Thursday and Friday equals 197, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (158) and antigen, or new probable, cases (42), there were 200 new cases.

There are 103 current hospitalizations as of Friday, up from 98 on Thursday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,035.

Active cases are now at 2,417, down from Thursday (2,487).

No new deaths reported by the department of health. The death toll remains at 1,938.

Total recovered cases are now at 113,831, compared to Thursday (113,564).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 328,534, from Thursday (327,676).

There were 1,055 new persons tested in the data reported on Friday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 22.9%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.9%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 11.2%.

According to the DOH, 220,992 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 8,985 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 202,818 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 264,826 persons.

There have been 79,022 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 88,938 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.



April 1, 2021

Active cases and current hospitalizations are down in South Dakota, as three new deaths were announced by the state department of health on Thursday.

According to the latest update, 230 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 117,989 up from Tuesday (117,759).

While the difference in the total case count reported Tuesday and Monday equals 230, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (172) and antigen, or new probable, cases (59), there were 231 new cases. 

There are 98 current hospitalizations as of Thursday, down from 104 on Wednesday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,021.

Active cases are now at 2,487, down from Wednesday (2,522).

Three new deaths reported by the department of health. The death toll increased to 1,938. The three new deaths include two women and one man in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1); 60-69 (1) and 70-79 (1).

Total recovered cases are now at 113,564, compared to Wednesday (113,302).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 327,676, from Wednesday (326,817).

There were 1,089 new persons tested in the data reported on Thursday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 21.1%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.9%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 11.2%.

According to the DOH, 214,250 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 8,566 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 197,196 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 257,886 persons.

There have been 76,136 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 85,982 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimates 43.63% of the population has received at least one dose and 29.15% have received both doses.

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