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

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

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

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


February 28

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,805 up from Friday (2,802). The deaths were one man and two women in the following age ranges: 60-69 (1), 70-79 (1), 80+ (1). New deaths were reported in the following counties: Minnehaha, Pennington and Spink Counties.

Active cases are now at 5,075, down from Friday (5,348).

For the week of Feb. 28, 50 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 171 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, the same as Friday (171). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,567 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 111 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 235,882, up from Friday (235,787). 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 11.6% for Feb. 18 – 24.

The number of recovered cases is at 228,002.

There have been 1,488 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 649.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.08% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.19% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.90% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 666,548 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 464,929 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,374 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 173,232 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 255,908 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 115,411 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 88,617 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,637 have received a Janssen booster.


February 25

The South Dakota Department of Health reported 14 COVID-19 deaths on Friday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,802 up from Thursday (2,788). The deaths were nine men and five women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1), 50-59 (2), 60-69 (1), 70-79 (4), 80+ (6). There was one death each in Brown, Corson, Day, Gregory, Haakon, Hand, Hutchinson, Minnehaha, Todd and Walworth Counties. Two deaths were reported in Pennington and Yankton Counties.

Active cases are now at 5,348, down from Thursday (5,656).

For the week of Feb. 21, 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 171 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Thursday (179). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,561 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 136 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 235,787, up from Thursday (235,654). 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 11.9% for Feb. 17 – 23.

The number of recovered cases is at 227,637.

There have been 1,488 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 636.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.07% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.17% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.87% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 666,196 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 464,808 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,363 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 173,191 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 255,778 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 115,263 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 88,545 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,637 have received a Janssen booster.


February 24

The South Dakota Department of Health reported four COVID-19 deaths on Thursday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,788 up from Wednesday ( 2,784 ). The deaths were three men and one woman in the following age ranges: 60-69 (2) and 80+ (2). New deaths were reported in Hand (2); Lincoln and Minnehaha Counties.

Active cases are now at 5,656, down from Wednesday (6,083). The last time active cases of COVID-19 were this low in South Dakota was November 3, 2021 at 5,662.

For the week of Feb. 21, 53 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 179 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from Wednesday (171). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,563 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 126 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 235,654, up from Wednesday (235,541). 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 13.3% for Feb. 15 – 21.

The number of recovered cases is at 227,210.

There have been 1,448 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 623.

On Nov. 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.15% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.85% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 665,908 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 464,630 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,353 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 173,149 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 255,639 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 115,168 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 88,463 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,637 have received a Janssen booster.


February 23

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,784, up from Tuesday (2,779). The deaths were two men and three women in the following age ranges: 30-39 (1); 60-69 (1); 70-79 (1) and 80+ (2). New deaths were reported in Brookings (2); Day, Dewey and Mellette Counties.

Active cases are now at 6,083, down from Tuesday (7,706).

For the week of Feb. 21, 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 171 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Tuesday (211). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,559 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 427 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 235,541, up from Tuesday (235,116). 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 13.3% for Feb. 15 – 21.

The number of recovered cases is at 226,674.

There have been 1,448 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 623.

On Nov. 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.03% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.12% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.81% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 665,575 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 464,461 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,338 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 173,114 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 255,544 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 115,044 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 88,382 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,635 have received a Janssen booster.


February 22

The South Dakota Department of Health reported seven COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday.

The data reported Tuesday is from 1 p.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,779, up from Friday (2,772). The deaths were five men and two women in the following age ranges: 60-69 (1), 70-79 (2) and 80+ (4). New deaths were reported in the following counties: Bennett, Codington, Minnehaha (3), Pennington and Walworth.

Active cases are now at 7,706, down from Friday (8,465).

For the week of Feb. 21, 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 211 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Friday (222). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,535 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 158 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported. No new numbers were reported on Monday by the DOH.

The state’s total case count is now at 235,116, up from Friday (234,961). 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 13.6% for Feb. 14 – 20.

The number of recovered cases is at 224,631.

There have been 1,431 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 563.

On Nov. 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 70.96% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.04% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.69% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 664,271 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 464,025 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,319 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 173,011 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 255,098 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 114,560 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 88,148 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,627 have received a Janssen booster.


February 18

The South Dakota Department of Health reported six COVID-19 deaths on Friday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,772, up from Thursday (2,766). The deaths were three men and three women in the following age ranges: 50-59, 70-79 and 80+ (4). New deaths were reported in the following counties: Lawrence, McCook, Minnehaha, Pennington (2) and Yankton.

Active cases are now at 8,465, down from Thursday (9,145).

For the week of Feb. 14, 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 222 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Thursday (223). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,505 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 877 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported. A note on the DOH dashboard states 676 of the 877 cases reported Friday are due to historical reporting from a health care facility.

The state’s total case count to 234,961, up from Thursday (234,084). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

A note on the DOH dashboard states 676 of the 877 cases reported Friday are due to historical reporting from a health care facility.

As of Feb. 3, the DOH has combined antigen and PCR COVID-19 numbers to list a total number of confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) cases. KELOLAND had combined the PCR and antigen results prior to this for reporting the total number of new cases, but we did previously track the separated antigen and PCR cases.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 15.0% for Feb. 10 – 16.

The number of recovered cases is at 223,724.

There have been 1,429 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 562.

On Nov. 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 70.72% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.92% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.63% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 663,754 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 463,836 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,312 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 172,966 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 254,936 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 114,389 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 88,051 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,626 have received a Janssen booster.

The DOH says there will be no update on Monday, February 21 due to the Presidents Day holiday.


February 17

The South Dakota Department of Health reported eight COVID-19 deaths on Thursday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,766, up from Wednesday (2,758,). The deaths include five males and three females in the following age ranges: 40-49 (2); 50-59 (1); 70-79 (4) and 80+ (1). The new deaths were reported in the following counties: Charles Mix, Codington, Lincoln, Marshall, Minnehaha and Yankton.

Active cases are now at 9,145, down from Wednesday (9,771).

For the week of Feb. 14, 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 223 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Wednesday (240). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,492 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 393 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total case count to 234,084, up from Tuesday (233,692). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

As of Feb. 3, the DOH has combined antigen and PCR COVID-19 numbers to list a total number of confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) cases. KELOLAND had combined the PCR and antigen results prior to this for reporting the total number of new cases, but we did previously track the separated antigen and PCR cases.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 16.3% for Feb. 9 – 15.

The number of recovered cases is at 222,173.

The numbers for the variants cases were not updated as of 11 a.m. There have been 1,425 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 562, up from Wednesday (499).

On Nov. 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 70.71% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.9% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.6% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 663,419 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 463,629 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,305 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 172,918 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 254,772 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 114,252 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 87,944 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,624 have received a Janssen booster.


February 16

The South Dakota Department of Health reported 16 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,758, up from Tuesday (2,742). The deaths include 8 males and 8 females in the following age ranges: 20-29 (1); 40-49 (1); 50-59 (1); 60-69 (2); 70-79 (6) and 80+(5).

Active cases are now at 9,771, down from Tuesday (11,283).

For the week of Feb. 14, 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 240 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Tuesday (249). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,473 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 251 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total case count to 233,692, up from Tuesday (233,441). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

As of Feb. 3, the DOH has combined antigen and PCR COVID-19 numbers to list a total number of confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) cases. KELOLAND had combined the PCR and antigen results prior to this for reporting the total number of new cases, but we did previously track the separated antigen and PCR cases.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 16.7% for Feb. 8 – 14.

The number of recovered cases is at 221,163.

The numbers for the variants cases were not updated as of 11 a.m. There have been 1,424 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 499.

On Nov. 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.87% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.55% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 662,940 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 463,343 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,293 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 172,852 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 254,629 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 114,059 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 87,816 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,619 have received a Janssen booster.


February 15

The South Dakota Department of Health reported no new COVID-19 deaths today.

The COVID-19 death toll is still at 2,742, the same as Monday.

Active cases are now at 11,283, down from Monday (13,248).

For the week of Feb. 14, 65 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 249 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Monday (259). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,449 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 433 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total case count to 233,441, up from Monday (233,008). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

As of Feb. 3, the DOH has combined antigen and PCR COVID-19 numbers to list a total number of confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) cases. KELOLAND had combined the PCR and antigen results prior to this for reporting the total number of new cases, but we did previously track the separated antigen and PCR cases.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 18% for Feb. 7 – 13.

The number of recovered cases is at 219,416.

The numbers for the variants cases were not updated yet. There have been 1,424 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 452.

On Nov. 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 70.63% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.8% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.48% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 662,528 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 463,180 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,280 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 172,828 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 254,506 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 113,906 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 87,720 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,618 have received a Janssen booster.


February 14

 The South Dakota Department of Health reported 12 new COVID-19 deaths on Monday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,742, up from Friday (2,730). The deaths include six men and six women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (2), 60-69 (6), 70-79 (2) and 80 (3). One death was reclassified from the 50-59 age group.

Active cases are now at 13,248, down from Friday (14,615).

For the week of Feb. 14, 64 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 259 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Friday (294). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,405 total people who have been hospitalized.

On Monday, the DOH dashboard overview reported 283 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total case count to 233,008 , up from Friday (232,725). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

As of Feb. 3, the DOH has combined antigen and PCR COVID-19 numbers to list a total number of confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) cases. KELOLAND had combined the PCR and antigen results prior to this for reporting the total number of new cases, but we did previously track the separated antigen and PCR cases.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 19.6% for Feb. 4 – 10.

The number of recovered cases is at 217,018.

There have been 1,422 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

There are 315 Omicron cases.

On Nov. 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 70.52% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.7% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.37% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 660,622 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 462,071 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,215 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 172,488 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 253,772 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 113,393 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 87,351 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,611 have received a Janssen booster.


February 11

The South Dakota Department of Health reported six new COVID-19 deaths on Friday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,730, up from Thursday (2,724). The deaths include three males and three females in the following age ranges: 50-59 (2); 70-79 (2); 80+(2). Counties reporting new deaths include Beadle (1); Brookings (1); Minnehaha (1); Pennington (3).

Active cases are now at 14,615, down from Thursday (15,679).

All 66 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 are now 294 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Thursday (317). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,373 total people who have been hospitalized.

On Friday, the DOH dashboard overview reported 325 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total case count to 232,725, up from Thursday (232,400). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

As of Feb. 3, the DOH has combined antigen and PCR COVID-19 numbers to list a total number of confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) cases. KELOLAND had combined the PCR and antigen results prior to this for reporting the total number of new cases, but we did previously track the separated antigen and PCR cases.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 21.0% for Feb. 3 – 9.

The number of recovered cases is at 215,380.

There have been 1,422 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

There are 315 Omicron cases.

On November 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 70.48% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.68% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.31% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 660,114 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 461,896 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,207 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 172,450 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 253,609 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 113,198 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 87,263 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,607 have received a Janssen booster.


February 10

The South Dakota Department of Health reported 18 new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,724, up from Wednesday (2,706). The new reported deaths are 11 males and seven females in the following age ranges: 40-49 (2); 50-59 (1); 60-69 (4); 70-79 (4); 80+ (7). Deaths were reported in the following counties: Beadle (1), Bennett (2), Bon Homme (1), Custer (1), Day (1), Jackson (1), Lake (1), Lawrence (1), Lincoln (1), Marshall (1), Meade (1), Minnehaha (3), Pennington (2), Spink (1).

Active cases are now at 15,679, down from Wednesday (17,583).

All 66 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 are now 317 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from Wednesday (312). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,347 total people who have been hospitalized.

On Thursday, the DOH dashboard overview reported 354 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total case count to 232,400, up from Wednesday (232,046). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

As of Feb. 3, the DOH has combined antigen and PCR COVID-19 numbers to list a total number of confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) cases. KELOLAND had combined the PCR and antigen results prior to this for reporting the total number of new cases, but we did previously track the separated antigen and PCR cases.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 21.9% for Feb. 2 – 8.

The number of recovered cases is at 213,997.

There have been 1,422 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

There are 315 Omicron cases.

On November 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 70.47% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.66% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.26% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 659,604 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 461,714 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,185 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 172,404 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 253,427 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 113,000 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 87,142 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,601 have received a Janssen booster.


February 9

Active COVID-19 cases dropped below 20,000 in South Dakota for the first time in almost a month on Wednesday.

Active cases are now at 17,583, down from Tuesday (20,824). The last time that number was below 20,000 was on January 10, 2022 (17,219).

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,706, up from Tuesday (2,697). The new reported deaths are two females and seven males in the following age ranges: 60-69 (1), 70-79 (2) and 80+ (6). The following counties reported new deaths: Beadle (1), Brookings (1), Fall River (1), Grant (1), Hamlin (1), Minnehaha (1) and Pennington (3).

All 66 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 are now 312 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, the same as on Tuesday (312). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,329 total people who have been hospitalized.

On Wednesday, the DOH dashboard overview reported 670 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total case count to 232,046, up from Tuesday (231,379). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

As of Feb. 3, the DOH has combined antigen and PCR COVID-19 numbers to list a total number of confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) cases. KELOLAND had combined the PCR and antigen results prior to this for reporting the total number of new cases, but we did previously track the separated antigen and PCR cases.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 23.2% for Feb. 1 – 7.

The number of recovered cases is at 211,757.

There have been 1,422 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring, an increase of two. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

There are 315 Omicron cases, an increase of 13.

On November 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 70.43% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.63% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 31.20% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 658,936 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 461,319 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,153 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 172,333 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 253,238 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 112,725 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 86,949 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,596 have received a Janssen booster.


February 8

The South Dakota Department of Health reported six new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,697, up from Monday (2,691). The new reported deaths are three females and three males in the following age ranges: 50-59 (1), 60-69 (1), 70-79 (2) and 80+ (2). Counties reporting new deaths include Clark (2), Codington (1), Minnehaha (2) and Pennington (1).

All 66 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 are now 312 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Monday (340). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,286 total people who have been hospitalized.

On Tuesday, the DOH overview reported 545 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total case count to 231,379, up from Monday (230,834). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

As of Feb. 3, the DOH has combined antigen and PCR COVID-19 numbers to list a total number of confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) cases. KELOLAND had combined the PCR and antigen results prior to this for reporting the total number of new cases, but we did previously track the separated antigen and PCR cases.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 24.1% for Jan. 31 – Feb. 6.

Active cases are now at 20,824, down from Monday (23,105).

The number of recovered cases is at 207,858.

There have been 1,420 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

There are 302 Omicron cases.

On November 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 70.3% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.5% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 30.99% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 658,291 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 461,061 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,134 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 172,276 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 292,984 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 112,426 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 86,799 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,586 have received a Janssen booster.


February 7

The South Dakota Department of Health reported four new COVID-19 deaths on Monday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,691, up from Friday (2,687). The new deaths include three males and one female in the following age ranges: 1 in the 30-39, 1 in the 60-69, 1 in the 70-79, 1 in the 80+. New deaths were reported in Clay (1), Minnehaha (2) and Pennington (1) Counties.

All 66 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 are now 340 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Friday (354). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,240 total people who have been hospitalized.

On Monday, the DOH overview reported 597 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total case count to 230,834, up from Friday (230,240). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

As of Feb. 3, the DOH has combined antigen and PCR COVID-19 numbers to list a total number of confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) cases. KELOLAND had combined the PCR and antigen results prior to this for reporting the total number of new cases, but we did previously track the separated antigen and PCR cases.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 26.4% for Jan. 28 – Feb. 3.

Active cases are now at 23,105, down from Friday (25,052).

The number of recovered cases is at 205,038.

There have been 1,420 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), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

There are 302 Omicron cases.

On November 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 70.23% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.44% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 30.90% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 656,984 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 460,633 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,109 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 172,185 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 252,542 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 112,002 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 86,592 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,583 have received a Janssen booster.


February 4

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,687, up from Thursday (2,677). The new deaths include five males and five females in the following age ranges: 2 in the 60-69, 4 in the 70-79, 4 in the 80+. Deaths were reported in these counties: 5 in Minnehaha; one each in Brown, Meade, Oglala Lakota, Pennington and Todd.

All 66 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 are now 354 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from Thursday (344). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,208 total people who have been hospitalized.

On Friday, there were 569 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 230,240, up from Thursday (229,671). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

As of Feb. 3, the DOH has combined antigen and PCR COVID-19 numbers to list a total number of confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) cases. KELOLAND had combined the PCR and antigen results prior to this for reporting the total number of new cases, but we did previously track the separated antigen and PCR cases.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 27.8% for Jan. 27 – Feb. 2.

Active cases are now at 25,052, down from Thursday (27,003).

The number of recovered cases is at 202,501.

There have been 1,420 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring, an increase of 91. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

There are 302 Omicron cases.

On November 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 69.81% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.06% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 30.51% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 651,010 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 455,690 of the Moderna vaccine and 36,778 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 170,688 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 250,253 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 110,564 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 84,823 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,521 have received a Janssen booster.


February 3

The South Dakota Department of Health reported 12 new COVID-19 deaths Thursday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,677, up from Wednesday (2,665). The new deaths eight males and four females in the following age ranges: 1 death in 30-39, 1 in 40-49, 3 in the 50-59, 1 in the 60-69, 2 in the 70-79, 4 in the 80+.

All 66 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 are now 344 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Wednesday (355). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,177 total people who have been hospitalized.

On Thursday, there were 733 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 229,671, up from Wednesday (228,938). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

As of Feb. 3, the DOH has combined antigen and PCR COVID-19 numbers to list a total number of confirmed (PCR) and probable (antigen) cases. KELOLAND had combined the PCR and antigen results prior to this for reporting the total number of new cases, but we did previously track the separated antigen and PCR cases.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 29.2% for Jan. 26 – Feb. 1.

Active cases are now at 27,003, down from Wednesday (28,789).

The number of recovered cases is at 199,991.

The DOH has not yet updated the variant counts.

The numbers as of Wednesday, Feb. 2, were: There have been 1,420 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring, an increase of 91. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

There are 302 Omicron cases.

On November 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 69.75% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.02% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 30.437% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 650,118 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 455,229 of the Moderna vaccine and 36,742 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 170,628 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 249,965 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 110,272 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 84,580 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,507 have received a Janssen booster.


February 2

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,665, up from Tuesday (2,660). The new deaths were three men and two women in the following age ranges: 60-69 (2); 70-75 (1) and 80+ (2). The deaths were in Beadle, Fall River, Lincoln, Perkins and Roberts Counties.

All 66 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 are now 355 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Tuesday (366). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,131 total people who have been hospitalized.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 30.9% for Jan. 25 – 31.

On Wednesday, there were 769 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 228,938, up from Tuesday (228,169). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

Active cases are now at 28,789, down from Tuesday (30,559).

The number of recovered cases is at 197,484.

There are now 302 Omicron cases, up 22 from Tuesday’s data.

There have been 1,420 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring, an increase of 91. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

On November 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 69.74% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 56.99% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 30.37% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 649,601 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 454,960 of the Moderna vaccine and 36,728 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 170,589 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 249,789 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 110,018 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 84,399 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,502 have received a Janssen booster.


February 1

The South Dakota Department of Health reported 10 new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,660, up from Monday (2,650). The new deaths were five men and five women in the following age ranges: 10-19 (1); 50-59 (1); 60-69 (1); 70-75 (3) and 80+ (4). The following counties reported new deaths: Bennett (1); Davison (1); Grant (1); Minnehaha (3); Pennington (1); Tripp (1); Union (1); Walworth (1).

All 66 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 are now 366 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Monday (393). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,076 total people who have been hospitalized.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 32.3% for Jan. 24 – 30.

On Tuesday, there were 1,756 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 228,169, up from Monday (226,413). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

Active cases are now at 30,559, down from Monday (32,239).

The number of recovered cases is at 194,950.

There’s now 280 Omicron cases, up from 271 reported on Monday.

There have been 1,329 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring, an increase of two. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), four cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

On November 24, the South Dakota Department of Health updated how it reports the percent of the population getting vaccinated. To align with the vaccine-eligible population, the Department of Health is including children who are 5-11 years old.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 69.68% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 56.95% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 30.29% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 648,551 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 454,595 of the Moderna vaccine and 36,706 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 170,529 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 249,474 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 109,652 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 84,204 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,494 have received a Janssen booster.

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