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 June, we’ll update this story with the latest report details.

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

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


June 22

The COVID-19 death toll has gone up by 5 in South Dakota from the previous week.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, 2,936 people have died during the pandemic, up 5 from 2,931 the previous week. The deaths reported were in the following age ranges: 70-79 (2) and 80+ (3).

Active cases are now at 2,780, up from the previous report (2,546).

As of June 22, 41 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 65 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from last week (52). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,985 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 971 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 243,269, up from last week (242,298). 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 19.7% for June 14 – 20.

The number of recovered cases is at 237,553.

There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 1,166. The state is also reporting 34 Omicron BA.2 cases.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 73% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 60% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 33% of those eligible have completed their booster dose. Those numbers did not change from the previous week.

There have been 718,763 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 498,846 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,173 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,255,782 total doses administered in South Dakota with 527,120 total persons receiving the vaccine.


June 15

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

According to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, 2,931 people have died during the pandemic, up three from 2,928 the previous week. The deaths reported were in the following age ranges: 70-79 (1) and 80+ (2).

Active cases are now at 2,546, up from the previous report (2,173).

As of June 15, 41 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 52 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from last week (49). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,944 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 972 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 242,298, up from last week (241,326). 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 June 7 – 13.

The number of recovered cases is at 236,821.

There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 1,166. The state is also reporting 34 Omicron BA.2 cases.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 73% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 60% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 33% of those eligible have completed their booster dose. Those numbers did not change from the previous week.

There have been 716,640 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 497,680 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,136 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,252,456 total doses administered in South Dakota with 526,824 total persons receiving the vaccine.


June 8

The COVID-19 death toll is unchanged in South Dakota from the previous week.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, 2,928 people have died during the pandemic.

Active cases are now at 2,173, up from the previous report (1,678).

As of June 8, 45 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 49 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from last week (52). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,899 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 970 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 241,326, up from last week (240,357). 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 16.4% for May 31 – June 6.

The number of recovered cases is at 236,225.

There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 1,166. The state is also reporting 34 Omicron BA.2 cases.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 73% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 60% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32% of those eligible have completed their booster dose. Those numbers did not change from the previous week.

There have been 714,165 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 496,161 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,109 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,248,435 total doses administered in South Dakota with 526,326 total persons receiving the vaccine.


June 1

The start of a new month also brought a new look to the South Dakota COVID-19 dashboard from the state’s Department of Health.

The COVID-19 death toll is at 2,928 in South Dakota, the same as the previous Wednesday (2,928). However, there were changes in the number of deaths reported by the South Dakota Department of Health.

One death was removed in each of the 10-19 and 70-79 age groups. The total for deaths in 80+ went up by two. The total number of deaths among women went up by two; the number for men went down by two.

Active cases are now at 1,678, up from the previous report (1,470).

As of June 1, 43 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 52 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from last week (30). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,865 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 653 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 240,357, up from last week (239,704). 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 14.2% for May 24 – 30.

The number of recovered cases is at 235,751.

There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The number of Omicron cases is now at 1,166. The state is also reporting 34 Omicron BA.2 cases.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 73% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 60% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 711,535 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 494,813 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,083 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,244,431 total doses administered in South Dakota with 525,851 total persons receiving the vaccine.


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