SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — KELOLAND News is tracking COVID-19 case data released by the South Dakota Department of Health.

As new data is released in April, we’ll update this story with the latest report details.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW latest COVID-19 case numbers for South Dakota

Find updates from the previous three months below in this story.


April 27

The South Dakota Department of Health reported 11 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,912, up from the previous Wednesday (2,901). The new deaths include five men and six woman in the following age ranges: 30-39 (1); 50-59 (3); 60-69 (1); 70-79 (3); and 80+ (3). New deaths were reported in the following counties: 1 in Beadle, 1 in Bon Homme, 2 in Codington, 1 in Custer, 1 in Dewey, 1 in Grant, 3 in Minnehaha and 1 in Spink.

Active cases are now at 540, up from the previous report (412).

As of April 27, 25 of South Dakota’s 66 counties are listed as having “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There are now 38 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, the same as last week (38). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,763 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 277 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 237,812, up from last week (237,535). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 7.2% for April 19 – 25; that’s up from 4.9% the previous week.

The number of recovered cases is at 234,360.

There have been 1,716 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 1,126. The state is also reporting 9 Omicron BA.2 cases.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 72.44% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 59.30% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 33.77% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 683,176 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 476,719 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,949 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 176,313 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 261,021 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 120,800 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 93,040 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,737 have received a Janssen booster.


April 20

The South Dakota Department of Health now reports new COVID-19 data once a week with new numbers being reported on Wednesdays going forward.

The South Dakota Department of Health reported three COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,901, up from the previous Wednesday (2,898). The new deaths include two men and one woman in the following age ranges: 50-59 (1); 60-69 (1); and 70-79 (1). The new deaths were reported in Dewey, Meade and Minnehaha Counties.

Active cases are now at 412, down from the previous report (416).

As of April 20, 14 of South Dakota’s 66 counties are listed as having “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There are now 38 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from last week (47). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,745 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 167 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 237,535, up from last week (237,370). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 4.9% for April 12 – 18.

The number of recovered cases is at 234,222.

There have been 1,715 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 1,010. The state is also reporting 9 Omicron BA.2 cases.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 72.29% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 59.19% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 33.59% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 681,529 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 475,627 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,914 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 176,038 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 260,551 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 120,290 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 92,614 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,729 have received a Janssen booster.


April 13

The South Dakota Department of Health has shifted to reporting new COVID-19 data once a week as case numbers have fallen below 50 per 100,000. New numbers will be reported on Wednesdays going forward.

The South Dakota Department of Health reported five COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,898, up from the previous Wednesday (2,893). The new deaths include three men and two woman in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1); 60-69 (2); and 80+ (2). The new deaths were reported in Davison, Meade, Minnehaha, Pennington and Todd Counties.

Active cases are now at 416, down from the previous report (488).

As of April 13, 14 of South Dakota’s 66 counties are listed as having “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There are now 47 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from last week (41). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,742 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 127 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 237,370, up from last week (237,246). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 3.9% for April 5 – 11.

The number of recovered cases is at 234,056.

There have been 1,715 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 1,019.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 72.18% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 59.09% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 33.40% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 680,095 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 474,597 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,854 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 175,728 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 260,109 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 119,727 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 92,160 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,720 have received a Janssen booster.


April 5

The South Dakota Department of Health has shifted to reporting new COVID-19 data once a week as case numbers have fallen below 50 per 100,000. New numbers will be reported on Wednesdays going forward.

The South Dakota Department of Health reported 10 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,893, up from the previous Wednesday (2,883). The new deaths include five men and five woman in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1); 60-69 (4); 70-79 (1); and 80+ (4). The new deaths were reported in Beadle, Brookings, Custer, Lawrence, Minnehaha (4), Roberts and Yankton.

Active cases are now at 488, down from the previous report (537). Active cases haven’t been under 500 since July 28, 2021.

As of April 5, 14 of South Dakota’s 66 counties are listed as having “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There are now 41 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from last week (43). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,731 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 139 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 237,246, up from last week (237,109). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 3.8% for March 29- April 4.

The number of recovered cases is at 233,865.

There have been 1,714 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 990.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.91% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.87% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 33.13% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 677,308 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 472,346 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,748 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 175,029 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 259,353 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 118,955 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 91,464 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,705 have received a Janssen booster.