COVID-19 in South Dakota: January 2022

Coronavirus

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

As new case information is released in January, 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.


January 19

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, there are currently 32,761 active cases of COVID-19 in the state, up from 28,813 on Tuesday.

The numbers reported on Wednesday include data from Friday, January 14 at 1 p.m. to Tuesday, January 18 at 1 p.m.

With 13 new deaths reported on Wednesday, the death toll is now at 2,573. The new deaths include eight men and five women. New deaths were reported in the following age ranges: 30-39 (1); 50-59 (3); 60-69 (1); 70-79 (3); 80+ (5).

On Wednesday, the number of Omicron cases in the state is at 112, up from 27.

There have been 1,312 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) 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 now 392 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Wednesday, up from Tuesday (348). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 9,577 total people who have been hospitalized.

65 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 latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 38.6% for Jan. 10 – 16.

On Wednesday, 6,483 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 211,885, up from Tuesday (205,402). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

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. The state says there was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 69.07% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 56.52% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 29.13% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 638,275 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 449,904 of the Moderna vaccine and 36,457 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 169,989 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 246,951 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 105,110 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 81,393 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,398 have received a Janssen booster.


January 18

A second child death from COVID-19 has been reported by the South Dakota Department of Health.

With one new death reported on Tuesday, the death toll is now at 2,560. The death is a male in the 0-9 age group from Minnehaha County.

South Dakota reported its first child death from COVID-19 last week; the DOH says it was a baby under the age of one from Pennington County.

There are now 348 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday, down from Friday (349). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 9,458 total people who have been hospitalized.

65 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 latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 38.6% for Jan. 10 – 16.

On Tuesday, 2,265 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 205,402, up from Friday (203,137). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The active case count is at 28,813, up from Friday (26,835). Total recovered cases are now at 174,029, up from Friday (173,743).

There have been 1,294 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring, an increase of eight over the previous report. 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 at 27, up three over the previous report. On Dec. 22, the state reported its first Omicron variant case in a man in his 20s from Minnehaha County.

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. The state says there was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 68.79% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 56.39% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 28.70% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 634,490 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 448,433 of the Moderna vaccine and 36,286 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 169,865 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 246,340 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 103,299 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 80,598 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,363 have received a Janssen booster.


January 14

There are now 349 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Friday, up from Thursday (343). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 9,411 total people who have been hospitalized.

With 15 new deaths reported on Friday, the death toll is now at 2,559. The new deaths include eight men and seven women. New deaths were reported in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1); 50-59 (1); 60-69 (6); 70-79 (4); 80+ (3). Counties reporting new deaths include: Buffalo (1); Butte (1); Dewey (1); Fall River (2); Jackson (1); Mellette (1); Minnehaha (2); Pennington (2); Spink (1); Stanley (1); Todd (1); Yankton (1).

All 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 latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 37.2% for Jan. 5 – 11.

On Friday, 2,641 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 203,137, up from Thursday (200,496). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The active case count is at 26,835, up from Thursday (24,796). Total recovered cases are now at 173,743, up from Thursday (173,156).

There have been 1,294 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring, an increase of eight over the previous report. 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 at 27, up three over the previous report. On Dec. 22, the state reported its first Omicron variant case in a man in his 20s from Minnehaha County.

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. The state says there was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 68.68% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 56.35% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 28.48% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 632,518 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 447,654 of the Moderna vaccine and 36,217 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 169,803 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 246,069 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 102,264 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 80,137 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,341 have received a Janssen booster.


January 13

There are now 343 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Thursday, up from Wednesday (336). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 9,381 total people who have been hospitalized.

With 10 new deaths reported on Thursday, the death toll is now at 2,544. While the difference in total deaths between Wednesday and Thursday is 10, the number of male deaths reported went up by 12 and there were four deaths added to the total for female. New deaths were reported in the following age ranges: 50-59 (2); 60-69 (3); 70-79 (3); 80+ (2). The following counties reported deaths: Bon Homme (2); Brown (1); Hughes (1); Lake (2); Minnehaha (2); Pennington (1); Sanborn (1).

South Dakota reported its first COVID-19 death in the 0-9 age range on Wednesday, according to data from the state health department.

All 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 latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 35.7% for Jan. 5 – 11.

On Thursday, 2,584 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 200,496, up from Wednesday (197,912).

The active case count is at 24,796, up from Wednesday (22,743). Total recovered cases are now at 173,156, up from Wednesday (172,635).

There have been 1,286 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring, an increase of three over the previous report. 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 at 24, up one from the previous report. On Dec. 22, the state reported its first Omicron variant case in a man in his 20s from Minnehaha County.

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. The state says there was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 68.6% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 56.3% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 28.35% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 631,503 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 447,079 of the Moderna vaccine and 36,160 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 169,747 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 245,845 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 101,855 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 79,753 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,318 have received a Janssen booster.


January 12

For the first time since the pandemic began, South Dakota is reporting the death of a child with COVID-19.

South Dakota reported its first COVID-19 death in the 0-9 age range on Wednesday, according to data from the state health department.

There were six new deaths reported on Wednesday, bringing the death toll 2,534. Along with the 0-9 age range death, new deaths were five males and one woman in the following age ranges: 40-49, 60-67 (3) and 80+.

There are now 336 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Wednesday, up from Tuesday (315). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 9,343 total people who have been hospitalized.

All 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 latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 35.7% for Jan. 4 – 10.

On Wednesday, 2,708 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 197,912, up from Tuesday (195,204).

The active case count is at 22,743, up from Tuesday (20,475). Total recovered cases are now at 172,635, up from Tuesday (172,201).

There have been 1,283 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) 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 at 23. On Dec. 22, the state reported its first Omicron variant case in a man in his 20s from Minnehaha County.

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. The state says there was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 68.55% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 56.26% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 28.19% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 630,303 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 446,338 of the Moderna vaccine and 36,134 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 169,684 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 245,588 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 101,254 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 79,241 have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,308 have received a Janssen booster.


January 11

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 33.3% for Jan. 3 – 9 as the number of South Dakotans with an active case of COVID-19 went up by more than 3,000.

There are 315 people hospitalized as of Tuesday, up from Monday (307). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 9,316 total people who have been hospitalized.

On Tuesday, 4,110 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 195,204 up from Monday (191,094).

The active case count is at 20,475, up from Monday (17,219).

There were no new deaths reported on Tuesday, so the death toll remains at 2,528.

Total recovered cases are now at 172,201, up from Monday (171,347).

All 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 have been 1,283 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) 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 at 23. On Dec. 22, the state reported its first Omicron variant case in a man in his 20s from Minnehaha County.

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. The state says there was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 68.43% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 56.19% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 28.00% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 629,217 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 445,883 of the Moderna vaccine and 36,097 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 169,661 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 245,361 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 100,765 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 78,924 have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,295 have received a Janssen booster.

The South Dakota Department of Health says the Tuesday update includes data from 1 p.m. on Thursday (01/06) to 1 p.m. on Monday (01/10).


January 10

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is Dec. 31 through Jan. 6 is 31.1%.

There were six new deaths reported on Monday. The death toll is 2,528.

The deaths are in five men and one woman in the following age ranges: 1 each in the 60 -69 age range and 70-79 range and four in the 80+ range. The deaths were in these counties: Brule, Lincoln (2), Pennington (2) and Todd.

There are 307 people hospitalized with 9,250 total people who have been hospitalized.

On Monday, 1,683 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 191,094 up from Friday (189,411).

The active case count increased to 17,219 from 15,927 on Friday. The last time active cases were in the 17,000 range, was November 30, 2020 at 17,184.

All 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 have been 1,283 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring, an increase of eight over the previous report. 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 at 23, up one over the previous report. On Dec. 22, the state reported its first Omicron variant case in a man in his 20s from Minnehaha County.

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. The state says there was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 68.3% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 56.11% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses 27.65% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 626,141 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 444,616 of the Moderna vaccine and 36,018 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 169,567 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 244,768 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 99,041 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 78,150 have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,277 have received a Janssen booster.


January 7

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 30.1% for Dec. 30 – Jan. 5.

There were two new COVID-19 deaths reported by the Department of Health on Friday. The statewide death toll increased to 2,522.

The deaths are two men in the following age groups: 60-69 (1), 80+ (1). New deaths were reported in Lincoln and Walworth Counties.

On Friday, 1,944 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 189,411 up from Thursday (187,467).

The number of active cases reported on Friday is at 15,927, up from Thursday (14,355).

Current hospitalizations are at 301, down from Thursday (305). Total hospitalizations are at 9,228 up from Thursday (9,199).

Total recovered cases are now at 170,962, up from Thursday (170,592).

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,870,473 total tests reported as of Friday, up 7,954 from 1,862,519 total tests reported Thursday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 64 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 have been 1,281 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring, an increase of eight over the previous report. 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 at 22, up 20 over the previous report. On Dec. 22, the state reported its first Omicron variant case in a man in his 20s from Minnehaha County.

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. The state says there was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 68.18% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 56.06% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 27.43% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 624,360 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 443,525 of the Moderna vaccine and 35,938 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 169,506 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 244,431 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 98,228 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 77,471 have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,254 have received a Janssen booster.


January 6

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 28% for Dec. 29 – Jan. 4.

There were 13 new COVID-19 deaths reported by the Department of Health on Thursday. The statewide death toll increased to 2,520.

The 13 deaths are 7 men and 6 females in the following age groups: 30-39 (1), 40-49 (1), 50-59 (1), 60-69 (4), 80+ (5)

On Thursday, 2,183 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 187,467, up from Wednesday (185,284).

The number of active cases reported on Thursday is at 14,355 up from Wednesday (12,578).

Current hospitalizations are at 305 up from Wednesday (287). Total hospitalizations are at 9,199, up from Wednesday (9,163).

Total recovered cases are now at 170,592, up from Wednesday (170,199).

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,862,519 total tests reported as of Thursday, up 32,451 from 1,854,068 total tests on Wednesday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 64 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 have been 1,273 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) 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 state has reported its second case of Omicron today.

On Dec. 22, the state reported its first Omicron variant case in a man in his 20s from Minnehaha County.

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. The state says there was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 67.94% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 55.85% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 27.05% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 622,889 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 442,670 of the Moderna vaccine and 35,886 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 169,427 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 244,130 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 97,561 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 76,948 have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,233 have received a Janssen booster.


January 5

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 26.6% for Dec. 27 – Jan. 2.

There were nine new COVID-19 deaths reported by the Department of Health on Wednesday. The statewide death toll increased to 2,507. The deaths are six males and three females in the following age ranges: 30-39: (1), 40-49: (2), 60-69: (1), 70-79: (3) and 80+: (2).

On Wednesday, 2,254 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 185,284, up from Tuesday (183,030).

The number of active cases reported on Wednesday is at 12,578, up from Tuesday (10,753).

Current hospitalizations are at 287, up from Tuesday (261). Total hospitalizations are at 9,163, up from Tuesday (9,156).

Total recovered cases are now at 170,199, up from Tuesday (169,779).

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been1,854,068 total tests reported as of Wednesday, up 14,512 from 1,839,556 total tests reported Tuesday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 64 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 have been 1,255 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) 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).

On Dec. 22, the state reported its first Omicron variant case in a man in his 20s from Minnehaha County.

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. The state says there was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 67.83% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 55.81% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 26.8% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 621,160 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 441,734 of the Moderna vaccine and 35,882 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 169,342 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 243,828 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 96,798 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 76,442 have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,208 have received a Janssen booster.


January 4

One in four COVID-19 tests reported to the South Dakota Department of Health came back positive for the virus over the past seven days.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 25.5% for Dec. 27 – Jan. 2.

Tuesday’s dashboard update reflects case numbers from 1 p.m. Thursday (12/30) – 1 p.m. Monday (1/3), according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

There were four new COVID-19 deaths reported by the Department of Health on Tuesday. The statewide death toll increased to 2,498. The new deaths include three woman and one man in the following age ranges: 50-59 (1); 60-69 (1); 80+(2). These counties each reported one new death:  Davison, Hutchinson, Fall River and Lincoln.

On Tuesday, 3,047 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 183,030, up from Monday (179,983).

The number of active cases reported on Tuesday is at 10,753, up from Monday (8,778). South Dakota hasn’t had more than 10,000 active cases since December 2020.

Current hospitalizations are at 261, up from Monday (238). Total hospitalizations are at 9,156, up from Monday (9,097).

Total recovered cases are now at 169,779, up from Monday (168,711).

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,839,556 total tests reported as of Tuesday, up 12,573 from 1,826,983 total tests reported Monday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 64 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 have been 1,253 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) 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).

On Dec. 22, the state reported its first Omicron variant case in a man in his 20s from Minnehaha County.

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. The state says there was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 67.81% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 55.77% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 26.77% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 620,397 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 441,306 of the Moderna vaccine and 35,802 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 169,301 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 243,542 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 96,392 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 76,114 have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,194 have received a Janssen booster.


January 3

There were eight new COVID-19 deaths reported by the South Dakota Department of Health on Monday.

The statewide death toll increased to 2,494. The new deaths include six men and two women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1); 50-59 (1); 60-69 (1); 70-79 (3); 80+ (2). The new deaths were in following counties: Beadle, Brown, Butte, Minnehaha (2), Pennington (2) and Yankton.

On Monday, 779 total new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 179,983, up from Thursday (179,204).

The number of active cases reported on Monday is at 8,778, up from Thursday (8,323).

Current hospitalizations are at 238, down from Thursday (240). Total hospitalizations are at 9,097, up from Thursday (9,076).

Total recovered cases are now at 168,711, up from Thursday (168,395).

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,826,983 total tests reported as of Monday, up 3,876 from 1,823,107 total tests on Thursday.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 22.3% for Dec. 24 – 30.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 64 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 have been 1,251 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) 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).

On Dec. 22, the state reported its first Omicron variant case in a man in his 20s from Minnehaha County.

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. The state says there was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 67.48% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 55.61% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 26.17% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 617,136 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 439,696 of the Moderna vaccine and 35,692 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 169,184 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 242,888 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 94,597 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 75,064 have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,160 have received a Janssen booster.


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