SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The South Dakota Department of Health is releasing updated COVID-19 data once each week.

KELOLAND News is tracking the COVID-19 case data released by the South Dakota Department of Health.

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

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


August 31

The COVID-19 death toll has gone up by nine in South Dakota from the previous week.

According to Wednesday’s update to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, 2,993 people have died during the pandemic, up from 2,984 the previous week. The new deaths include six women and three men in the following age ranges: 70-79 (3); 80+ (6). New deaths were reported in the following counties: Beadle (1), Bon Homme (1), Hutchinson (2), Lincoln (1), McCook (1), Meade (1), Minnehaha (2), and Pennington (1)

Active cases are now at 717, down from the previous report (1,114).

As of August 31, 59 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 105 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, the same as last week (105). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,606 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 1,292 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 257,547, up from last week (256,255). 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 22.1% for August 23 – 29.

The number of recovered cases is at 253,837.

The number of Omicron cases detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring is now at 1,409. The state is also reporting 143 Omicron BA.2 cases.

There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) is 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).

For COVID-19 vaccines, 75% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 61% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 34% of those eligible have completed their booster dose. Those numbers are unchanged since the previous week.

There have been 744,195 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 510,332 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,340 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,292,867 total doses administered in South Dakota with 533,801 total persons receiving the vaccine.


August 24

The COVID-19 death toll has gone up by five in South Dakota from the previous week.

According to Wednesday’s update to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, 2,984 people have died during the pandemic, up from 2,979 the previous week.  The new deaths include two men and three women in the following age ranges: 60-69 (3); 80+ (2). The new deaths were in the following counties: Davison, Day, Hughes, Minnehaha and Pennington.

Active cases are now at 1,114, down from the previous report (4,210).

As of August 24, 59 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 105 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from last week (94). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,528 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 1,585 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 256,255, up from last week (254,670). 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 26.7% for August 16 – 22.

The number of recovered cases is at 252,157.

The number of Omicron cases detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring is now at 1,405. The state is also reporting 143 Omicron BA.2 cases.

There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) is 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).

For COVID-19 vaccines, 75% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 61% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 34% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 742,755 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 509,850 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,332 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,290,937 total doses administered in South Dakota with 533,381 total persons receiving the vaccine.


August 17

The COVID-19 death toll has gone up by six in South Dakota from the previous week.

According to Wednesday’s update to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, 2,979 people have died during the pandemic, up from 2,973 the previous week.  The new deaths include four women and two men in the following age ranges: 50-59 (1); 70-79 (1); 80+ (4). The new deaths were in the following counties: Bon Homme (1), Hughes (1), Lawrence (1), Minnehaha (1), Pennington (2),

Active cases are now at 4,210, down from the previous report (4,308).

As of August 17, 59 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 94 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from last week (102). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,456 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 1,438 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 254,670, up from last week (253,232). 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 24.3% for August 9 – 15.

The number of recovered cases is at 247,481.

The number of Omicron cases detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring is now at 1,367. The state is also reporting 143 Omicron BA.2 cases.

There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) is 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).

For COVID-19 vaccines, 75% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 60% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 34% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 740,458 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 508,932 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,316 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,287,706 total doses administered in South Dakota with 532,592 total persons receiving the vaccine.


August 10

The COVID-19 death toll has gone up by 10 in South Dakota from the previous week.

According to Wednesday’s update to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, 2,973 people have died during the pandemic, up from 2,963 the previous week.  The new deaths were seven men and three women in the following age groups: 50-59 (1), 70-79 (4), 80+ (5). New deaths were reported in the following counties: Beadle, Brookings, Brown (2), Clay, Codington, Custer, Minnehaha, Pennington and Perkins.

Active cases are now at 4,308, down from the previous report (4,433).

As of August 10, 63 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 102 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from last week (89). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,391 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 1,372 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 253,232, up from last week (251,860). 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 19.2% for August 2 – 8.

The number of recovered cases is at 245,951.

The number of Omicron cases detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring is now at 1,367. The state is also reporting 143 Omicron BA.2 cases.

There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) is 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).

For COVID-19 vaccines, 74% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 60% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 34% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 738,034 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 508,043 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,306 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,284,383 total doses administered in South Dakota with 531,902 total persons receiving the vaccine.


August 3

The COVID-19 death toll has gone up by seven in South Dakota from the previous week.

According to Wednesday’s update to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, 2,963 people have died during the pandemic, up from 2,956 the previous week.  New deaths include six women and one man in the following age ranges: 70-79 (1); 80+ (6). New deaths were reported in each of the following counties: Beadle, Brookings, Clay, Hughes (2), Sanborn and Tripp Counties.

Active cases are now at 4,433, up from the previous report (4,390).

As of July 27, 57 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 89 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from last week (82). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,314 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 1,574 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 251,860, up from last week (250,286). 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 23.4% for July 26 – August 1.

The number of recovered cases is at 244,464.

The number of Omicron cases detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring is now at 1,367. The state is also reporting 143 Omicron BA.2 cases.

There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) is 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).

For COVID-19 vaccines, 74% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 60% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 34% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 735,325 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 507,066 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,290 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,280,681 total doses administered in South Dakota with 531,198 total persons receiving the vaccine.