COVID-19 in South Dakota: August 2021 updates

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

This story includes the new case information reported in August 2021. We’ll update this story as new numbers are released.

CLICK HERE to view the latest COVID-19 case numbers for South Dakota and surrounding areas

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, KELOLAND News will provide the latest updates from federal, state and local officials.


Tuesday, August 31

More than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Tuesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

There were 1,020 new total cases reported on Tuesday. The state’s total case count is now at 132,259 up from Monday (131,239). A note on the DOH dashboard says Tuesday’s update includes data from Saturday and Sunday.

Active cases are now at 5,035, up from Monday (4,326). 

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,069, up from Monday (2,067). The deaths were a man and a woman. Due to changes in the DOH age of deaths data, the ages of the most recent deaths can’t be determined. The deaths happened in Minnehaha and Haakon Counties.

Current hospitalizations are at 216, up from Monday (168). Total hospitalizations are now at 6,819, up from Monday (6,774). 

Total recovered cases are now at 125,155, up from Monday (124,846). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 15.9% for Aug. 23 through Aug. 29.

The state health department has removed the “total persons negative” column from its COVID-19 Dashboard Tables tab. DOH spokesman Daniel Bucheli told KELOLAND News the department will provide a “Total Persons Tested” and “Total Tests Reported” table each month. South Dakota Department of Health to report persons tested, total tests for COVID-19 in monthly report.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There’s been 1,366,671 total tests reported as of Tuesday, up 8,825 from Monday (1,357,846).

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

There were 31 new cases of Delta variant found in South Dakota. The total number of cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota is at 111.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (Epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Tuesday, 61.97% of the population 12-year-olds and above has received at least one dose while 56.29% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 414,720 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 310,353 of the Moderna vaccine and 26,525 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 149,417 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 196,858 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

There were 548 new persons who completed the Pfizer series as of Monday, while 150 persons completed the Moderna series.

Monday, August 30

More than 450 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Monday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

There were 463 new total cases reported on Monday. The state’s total case count is now at 131,239, up from Friday (130,776). 

Active cases are now at 4,326, up from Friday (3,992). 

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,067 up from Friday (2,062). The new deaths include four women and one man in the following age ranges: 70-79 (1), 60-69 (2), 50-59 (2) and 30-39 (1). Two deaths were reported in Butte County, one in Meade, one in Minnehaha and one in Pennington.

Current hospitalizations are at 168, which is the same as Friday (168). Total hospitalizations are now at 6,774, up from Friday (6,760). 

Total recovered cases are now at 124,846, up from Friday (124,722). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 17.2% for Aug. 20 through Aug. 26.

The state health department has removed the “total persons negative” column from its COVID-19 Dashboard Tables tab. DOH spokesman Daniel Bucheli told KELOLAND News the department will provide a “Total Persons Tested” and “Total Tests Reported” table each month. South Dakota Department of Health to report persons tested, total tests for COVID-19 in monthly report 

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There’s been 1,357,846, total tests reported as of Monday, up 4,017 from Friday (1,353,829).

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

The total number of cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota is at 80.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (Epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Monday, 61.75% of the population 12-year-olds and above has received at least one dose while 56.18% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 412,877 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 309,909 of the Moderna vaccine and 26,470 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 149,267 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 196,310 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

There were 635 new persons who completed the Pfizer series as of Monday, while 129 persons completed the Moderna series.

Friday, August 27

More than 400 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Friday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

There were 439 new total cases reported on Friday. The state’s total case count is now 130,776, up from Thursday (130,337). 

Active cases are now at 3,992, up from Thursday (3,655). 

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,062, up from Thursday (2,060). The deaths are two men in the 70-79 year age group. The two deaths were reported from Minnehaha and Pennington Counties.

Current hospitalizations are at 168, up from Thursday (156). Total hospitalizations are now at 6,760, up from Thursday (6,736). 

Total recovered cases are now at 124,722, up from Thursday (124,622). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 17.1% for Aug. 19 through Aug. 25.

Starting Monday, the state health department removed the “total persons negative” column from its COVID-19 Dashboard Tables tab. DOH spokesman Daniel Bucheli told KELOLAND News the department will provide a “Total Persons Tested” and “Total Tests Reported” table each month. South Dakota Department of Health to report persons tested, total tests for COVID-19 in monthly report 

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There’s been 1,353,829 total tests reported Friday, up 3,965 from Thursday (1,349,864).

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

The total number of cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota is at 80.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (Epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Friday, 61.57% of the population 12-year-olds and above has received at least one dose while 56.07% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 411,217 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 309,590 of the Moderna vaccine and 26,369 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 149,138 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 195,675 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

There were 656 new persons who completed the Pfizer series as of Friday, while 171 persons completed the Moderna series.

Thursday, August 26

More than 450 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Thursday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

There was 471 new total cases reported on Thursday. The state’s total case count is now 130,337, up from Wednesday (129,866). 

While the difference in the total case count reported Thursday and Wednesday equals 471, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (431) and antigen, or new probable, cases (41), there were 472 new cases. 

Active cases are now at 3,655, up from Wednesday (3,416). 

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,060, up from Wednesday (2,059). The death is a woman in the 80+ age group.

Current hospitalizations are at 156, up from Wednesday (145). Total hospitalizations are now at 6,736, up from Wednesday (6,717). 

Total recovered cases are now at 124,622, up from Wednesday (124,391). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 17.2% for Aug. 18 through Aug. 24.

Starting Monday, the state health department removed the “total persons negative” column from its COVID-19 Dashboard Tables tab. DOH spokesman Daniel Bucheli told KELOLAND News the department will provide a “Total Persons Tested” and “Total Tests Reported” table each month. South Dakota Department of Health to report persons tested, total tests for COVID-19 in monthly report 

The last total persons negative was at 380,535 on Friday. The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There’s been 1,349,864 total tests reported Thursday, up 4,132 from Wednesday (1,345,732).

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

The total number of cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota is at 80.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (Epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Thursday, 61.40 % of the population 12-year-olds and above has received at least one dose while 55.9% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 409,658 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 309,172 of the Moderna vaccine and 26,278 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 148,967 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 195,019 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

There were 231 new persons who completed the Pfizer series as of Thursday, while 46 persons completed the Moderna series.

Wednesday, August 25

Two new deaths and more than 450 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Wednesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

There was 455 new total cases reported on Wednesday. The state’s total case count is now 129,866, up from Tuesday (129,411). 

Active cases are now at 3,416, up from Tuesday (3,114). 

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,059. The two new deaths were two women in the 70-79 age range and 40-49 age range.

Current hospitalizations are at 145, up from Tuesday (141). Total hospitalizations are now at 6,717, up from Tuesday (6,701). 

Total recovered cases are now at 124,391, up from Tuesday (124,240). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 16.7% for Aug. 17 through Aug. 23.

Starting Monday, the state health department removed the “total persons negative” column from its COVID-19 Dashboard Tables tab. DOH spokesman Daniel Bucheli told KELOLAND News the department will provide a “Total Persons Tested” and “Total Tests Reported” table each month. South Dakota Department of Health to report persons tested, total tests for COVID-19 in monthly report 

The last total persons negative was at 380,535 on Friday. The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There’s been 1,345,732 total tests reported through Wednesday, up 4,429 from Tuesday (1,341,303).

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

Five new cases of the Delta variant have been confirmed, brining the total cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota to 80.

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There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (Epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Wednesday, 61.40 % of the population 12-year-olds and above has received at least one dose while 55.9% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 409,400 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 309,137 of the Moderna vaccine and 26,270 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 148,921 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 194,788 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

There were 2,242 new persons who completed the Pfizer series on Tuesday, while 343 persons completed the Moderna series.


Tuesday, August 24

Nearly 800 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Tuesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

There was 785 new total cases reported on Tuesday. The state’s total case count is now 129,411, up from Monday (128,626). The last time South Dakota reported more than 700 new cases in a day was Jan. 3.

Active cases are now at 3,114, up from Monday (2,589). The last time active cases were above 3,100 was in January.

The death toll from COVID-19 remained at 2,057.  

Current hospitalizations are at 141, up from Monday (127). Total hospitalizations are now at 6,701, up from Monday (6,670). 

Total recovered cases are now at 124,240, up from Friday (123,980). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 16.1% for Aug. 16 through Aug. 22.

Starting Monday, the state health department removed the “total persons negative” column from its COVID-19 Dashboard Tables tab. DOH spokesman Daniel Bucheli told KELOLAND News the department will provide a “Total Persons Tested” and “Total Tests Reported” table each month. South Dakota Department of Health to report persons tested, total tests for COVID-19 in monthly report 

The last total persons negative was at 380,535 on Friday. The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There’s been 1,341,303 total tests reported through Tuesday, up 6,226 from Monday (1,335,077).

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

There has been 75 confirmed cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota.

There’s been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (Epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Tuesday, 61.26 % of the population 12-year-olds and above has received at least one dose while 55.8% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 408,199 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 308,824 of the Moderna vaccine and 26,198 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 148,578 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 192,546 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

There were 1,808 new persons who completed the Pfizer series on Tuesday, while 220 persons completed the Moderna series.

Monday, August 23

The latest COVID-19 case update from the South Dakota Department of Health shows active cases are up by more than 250 as of Monday.

There were 331 new total cases reported on Monday, bringing the state’s total case count to 128,626, up from Friday (128,295).

Active cases are now at 2,589, up from Friday (2,332). It’s been more than six months since active cases have been that high; active cases were at 2,552 on February 3, 2021 and 2,600 on February 2, 2021.ADVERTISING

The COVID-19 death toll in South Dakota is 2,057, the same as Friday (2,057).

Current hospitalizations from the coronavirus are now at 127, compared to 125 on Friday. Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 6,670, up from Friday (6,652).

Total recovered cases are now at 123,980, up from Friday (123,906). The Department of Health did not report the total persons who tested negative on Monday; the field was removed from the COVID-19 in South Dakota table. That number was at 380,535 on Friday.

According to the Department of Health, the latest 7-day positivity rate (Aug. 13 through Aug. 19) is 15.1%.

There has been on additional case of the Delta variant found, bringing the total to 75 confirmed cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota.

There’s been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (Epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Monday, 60.93% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 55.5% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 404,321 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 308,310 of the Moderna vaccine and 23,132 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 148,578 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 192,546 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

Friday, August 20

The latest COVID-19 case update from the South Dakota Department of Health shows active cases jumped by more than 200 as of Friday.

There were 304 new total cases reported on Friday, bringing the state’s total case count to 128,295, up from Thursday (127,991).

Active cases are now at 2,332, up from Thursday (2,131). 

The COVID-19 death toll in South Dakota is the same as Thursday (2,057).

Current hospitalizations from the coronavirus are now at 125, the same as on Thursday (125). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 6,652, up from Thursday (6,638).

Total recovered cases are now at 123,906, up from Thursday (123,803). Total persons who tested negative is now at 380,535, up from Thursday (380,112).

According to the Department of Health, the latest 7-day positivity rate (Aug. 12 through Aug. 18) is 14.4%. There were 727 new persons tested reported on Friday. The new persons tested positivity rate for Friday is 41.8%.

There have been 74 confirmed cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota.

There’s been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (Epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Friday, 60.89% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 55.5% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 404,255 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 308,119 of the Moderna vaccine and 26,007 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 148,511 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 192,509 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

Thursday, August 19

New COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to climb, according to Thursday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

There were 295 new total cases reported on Thursday, bringing the state’s total case count to 127,991 up from Wednesday (127,696).

Active cases are now at 2,131, up from Wednesday (1,939). 

The COVID-19 death toll in South Dakota is now at 2,057, up one from Wednesday (2,056). The new death was a man in the 40-49 age range.

Current hospitalizations from the coronavirus are now at 125, up from Wednesday (105). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 6,638, up from 6,627 on Wednesday.

Total recovered cases are now at 123,803, up from Wednesday (123,701). Total persons who tested negative is now at 380,112, up from Wednesday (379,633).

The latest 7-day positivity rate (Aug. 11 through Aug. 17) is 14%. There were 754 new persons tested reported on Thursday. The new persons tested positivity rate for Thursday is 39%.

There have been 74 confirmed cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota.

There’s been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (Epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Thursday, 60.85% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 55% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 403,526 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 308,022 of the Moderna vaccine and 26,092 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 148,464 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 192,173 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

Wednesday, August 18

New COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to climb, according to Wednesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

There were 376 new total cases reported on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total case count to 127,696, up from Tuesday (127,320).

Active cases are now at 1,939, up from Tuesday (1,639). The last time the state reported more than 1,900 active cases was in April.

The COVID-19 death toll in South Dakota is now at 2,056, up one from Tuesday (2,055). The new death was a man in the 20-29 age range.

Current hospitalizations from the coronavirus are now at 105, up from Tuesday (92). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 6,627, up from 6,615 on Tuesday.

Total recovered cases are now at 123,701, up from Tuesday (123,517). Total persons who tested negative is now at 379,633, up from Tuesday (379,340).

The latest 7-day positivity rate (Aug. 10 through Aug. 16) is 13%. There were 669 new persons tested reported on Wednesday. The new persons tested positivity rate for Wednesday is 56%.

The DOH’s Community Spread map lists 32 counites as having “high” community spread, which equals 100 cases or more per 100,000 people or a weekly PCR test positivity rate of 10% or more. Counties with “high” community spread are Minnehaha, Lincoln, Brookings, Deuel, Grant, Union, Hutchinson, Hanson, Douglas, Sanborn, Jerauld, Beadle, Spink, Faulk, McPherson, Sully, Hyde, Corson, Dewey, Stanley, Hughes, Tripp, Todd, Bennett, Haakon, Meade, Pennington, Harding, Butte, Lawrence, Custer and Fall River. 

There have been 73 confirmed cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota.

There’s been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (Epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Wednesday, 61% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 55.20% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 401,373 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 306,502 of the Moderna vaccine and 25,717 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 147,835 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 191,270 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

Tuesday, August 17

Nearly 400 new coronavirus cases and two new deaths were reported Tuesday by the South Dakota Department of Health.

There were 395 new total cases reported on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total case count to 127,320, up from Monday (126,925).  There were 363 confirmed cases (PCR tests) and 32 probable cases (antigen tests). The DOH resumed reporting COVID-19 numbers Monday through Friday last week after reporting new cases weekly in July. 

Active cases are now at 1,639, up from Monday (1,355). The last time the state reported more than 1,600 active cases was in April.

The COVID-19 death toll in South Dakota is now at 2,055, up two from Monday (2,053). The two new deaths were one man and one woman in the 40-49 age range and the 80+ age range. One was in Deuel County and the other was in Custer County.

Current hospitalizations from the coronavirus are now at 92, up from Monday (73). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 6,615, up from 6,594 on Monday.

Total recovered cases are now at 123,517, up from Monday (123,517). Total persons who tested negative is now at 379,340, up from Monday (378,654).

The DOH’s Community Spread map lists 32 counites as having “high” community spread, which equals 100 cases or more per 100,000 people or a weekly PCR test positivity rate of 10% or more. Counties with “high” community spread are Minnehaha, Lincoln, Brookings, Deuel, Grant, Union, Hutchinson, Hanson, Douglas, Sanborn, Jerauld, Beadle, Spink, Faulk, McPherson, Sully, Hyde, Corson, Dewey, Stanley, Hughes, Tripp, Todd, Bennett, Haakon, Meade, Pennington, Harding, Butte, Lawrence, Custer and Fall River. 

The latest 7-day positivity rate (Aug. 9 through Aug. 15) is 11.8%. There were 1,081 new persons tested.

There have been 70 confirmed cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota.

There’s been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (Epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Tuesday, 60% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 55.15% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 400,713 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 306,437 of the Moderna vaccine and 25,675 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 147,815 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 190,930 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

Monday, August 16

Active COVID-19 cases increased by 85 in Monday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

Active cases are now at 1,355 up from Friday (1,270). The last time active cases were above 1,300 was on May 6.

Current hospitalizations from the coronavirus are now at 73, down from Friday (76). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 6,594, up from 6,583 on Friday.

There were 182 new total cases reported on Monday bringing the state’s total case count to 126,925, up from Friday (126,746). The difference in total cases is 179. The DOH resumed reporting COVID-19 numbers Monday through Friday last week after reporting new cases weekly through July.

The DOH’s Community Spread map lists 32 counites as having “high” community spread, which equals 100 cases or more per 100,000 people or a weekly PCR test positivity rate of 10% or more. Counties with “high” community spread are Minnehaha, Lincoln, Brookings, Deuel, Grant, Union, Hutchinson, Hanson, Douglas, Sanborn, Jerauld, Beadle, Spink, Faulk, McPherson, Sully, Hyde, Corson, Dewey, Stanley, Hughes, Tripp, Todd, Bennett, Haakon, Meade, Pennington, Harding, Butte, Lawrence, Custer and Fall River.

The death toll from COVID-19 went up by one to to a total of 2,053. The new death was a woman in the 80+ age group.

Total recovered cases are now at 123,517, up from Friday (123,424). Total persons who tested negative is now at 378,654, up from Friday (378,281).

There were 552 new persons tested for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 32%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10% (Aug. 6 through Aug. 12).

There have been 70 confirmed cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota.

There’s been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (Epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Monday, 60% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 55.19% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 398,826 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 307,807 of the Moderna vaccine and 26,002 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 148,582 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 190,116 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

Friday, August 13

Active COVID-19 case numbers in South Dakota are back at levels not seen since May 2021.

Active cases increased by 60 in Friday’s update from the South Dakota DOH. Active cases are now at 1,270 up from Thursday (1,210,). On May 7, 2021, active cases dropped to 1,251 from 1,309 the day before.

Current hospitalizations from the coronavirus are at 76, which is the same as Thursday (76). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 6,583, up from 6,577 on Thursday.

There were 139 new total cases reported on Friday; there were 153 new total cases reported on Thursday, which was the first of daily updates from the state department of health. The state’s total case count is now at 126,746, up from Thursday (126,607).

The death toll from COVID-19 went up by one to a total of 2,052. The death was a woman in the 80+ age group.

Total recovered cases are now at 123,424, up from Thursday (123,346). Total persons who tested negative is now at 378,281, up from Thursday (377,842).

There were 578 new persons tested for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 24%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.8% (Aug. 5 through Aug. 11).

There have now been 70 cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota.

There’s been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (beta variant).

As of Friday, 60% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 54.89% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 397,521 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 305,416 of the Moderna vaccine and 25,462 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 147,459 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 189,576 who have received two doses of Pfizer.


Thursday, August 12

After just more than a month of weekly COVID-19 data releases, the South Dakota Department of Health is once again reporting numbers Monday through Friday.

Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon announced the change on Twitter on Thursday, along with the latest dashboard.

Active COVID-19 cases increased by 61 in Thursday’s update from the South Dakota DOH. Active cases are now at 1,210, up from Wednesday (1,149).

Current hospitalizations from the coronavirus are at 76, compared to Wednesday (75). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 6,577, up from 6,573 on Wednesday.

There were 153 new total cases reported on Thursday; there were 862 new total cases reported on Wednesday, which was a week’s worth of data. The state’s total case count is now at 126,607, up from Wednesday (126,454).

The death toll from COVID-19 remains at 2,051

Total recovered cases are now at 123,346, up from Wednesday (123,254). Total persons who tested negative is now at 377,842, up from Wednesday (377,510).

There were 4,363 new persons tested for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 3.5%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.7% (Aug. 4 through Aug. 10).

There have now been 70 cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota.

There’s been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (beta variant).

As of Thursday, 60% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 54.85% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 396,573 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 305,705 of the Moderna vaccine and 25,412 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 147,615 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 189,200 who have received two doses of Pfizer.


Wednesday, August 11

During the past week, South Dakota’s active COVID-19 case count went up by nearly 500 and the number of people in the hospital almost doubled.

According to a note on the South Dakota Department of Health dashboard, during the past calendar week (Aug. 1- 7), there were 90 cases per day reported; that’s an increase of 73% from the 52 cases per day reported during the previous week.

Active COVID-19 cases increased by 492 in Wednesday’s update from the South Dakota DOH. Active cases are now at 1,149, up from last Wednesday (657).

Current hospitalizations from the coronavirus are at 75, compared to last Wednesday (39). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 6,573, up from 6,528.

There were 862 new total cases reported on Wednesday; there were 376 new total cases reported the week before. The state’s total case count is now at 126,454, up from August 4 (125,592).

While the difference in the total case count reported today and last week equals 862, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (648) and antigen, or new probable, cases (85), there were 733 new cases reported. 

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,051; that’s an increase of one from last week (2,050). The new death was a Pennington County man in the 50 – 59 year age group.

Total recovered cases are now at 123,254, up from last Wednesday (122,885). Total persons who tested negative is now at 377,510, up from last Wednesday (373,632).

There were 4,740 new persons tested in the past seven days for a weekly new persons-tested positivity rate of 18%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.8% (Aug. 3 through Aug. 9).

There have now been 70 cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota. That’s up from 54 cases the previous week.

There’s been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (alpha variant), 16 cases of B.1.429 and B.1427 variants (epsilon variant), three cases of P.1. (gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (beta variant).

As of Wednesday, 59.82% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 54.68% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 395,445 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 304,480 of the Moderna vaccine and 25,211 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 146,975 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 188,922 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

This is the sixth weekly update from the Department of Health. The DOH website states updates will be posted on Wednesdays by 12 p.m. and will include cases reported by 1 p.m. Tuesday.


Wednesday, August 4

During the past week, South Dakota had 52 COVID-19 cases reported per day along with 41 new confirmed cases of the Delta variant.

A note on the state Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard says this is an increase of 68% from the 31 cases per day reported the previous week.

Active COVID-19 cases increased by 223 in Wednesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health. Active cases are now at 657, up from last Wednesday (434).

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,050; that’s an increase of seven from last week (2,043). The new deaths were four women and three men in the following age ranges: 80+(2), 70-79 (1), 60-69 (2), 50-59 (1) 30-39 (1).

There were 376 new total cases reported on Wednesday; there were 268 new total cases reported the week before. The state’s total case count is now at 125,592, up from July 28 (125,216).

Current hospitalizations from the coronavirus are at 39, compared to last Wednesday (33). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 6,528, up from 6,508.

Total recovered cases are now at 122,885, up from last Wednesday (122,739). Total persons who tested negative is now at 373,632, up from last Wednesday (371,810).

There were 2,198 new persons tested in the past seven days for a weekly new persons-tested positivity rate of 17%. There were 2,429 new persons tested during the previous week. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 5.9% (July 20 through July 26).

There have been 54 cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) detected in South Dakota. That’s up from 13 the previous week.

There’s been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (alpha variant), 15 cases of B.1.429 (epsilon variant) and three cases of P.1. (gamma variant), two cases of the B.1.351 (beta variant) and one case of B.1.427 (epsilon variant).

As of Wednesday, 59% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 54.24% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 390,118 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 302,410 of the Moderna vaccine and 24,528 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 146,264 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 186,922 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

This is the fifth weekly update from the Department of Health. The DOH website states updates will be posted on Wednesdays by 12 p.m. and will include cases reported by 1 p.m. Tuesday.


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