COVID-19 in South Dakota: March 2021 daily updates

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — As we recognize the start of the coronavirus pandemic one year ago, KELOLAND News continues to provide the latest updates from federal, state and local officials.

In this story, you can find a day-to-day report (listed below) on the latest COVID-19 data released by the South Dakota Department of Health.


Wednesday, March 31

Active cases and current hospitalizations are up in South Dakota, according to the state department of health.

According to the latest update, 264 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 117,759 up from Tuesday (117,495).

There are104 current hospitalizations as of Wednesday, up from 95 on Tuesday. Total hospitalizations are at 7,005

Active cases are now at 2,522, up from Tuesday (2,436).

No new deaths reported by the department of health. The death toll remains at 1,935.

Total recovered cases are now at 113,302, compared to Tuesday (113,124).

Total persons who tested negative is now at 326,817, from Tuesday (326,102).

There were 979 new persons tested in the data reported on Wednesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 26.9%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.7%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 11.3%.

According to the DOH, 209,055 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 8,198 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 193,249 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 252,751 persons.

There have been 8,198 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 83,809 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimates 42.8% of the population has received at least one dose and 28.4% have received both doses.

Tuesday, March 30

Two new deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health as hospitalizations increased on Tuesday.

The two deaths reported were women in the 60-69 age range. The death toll is at 1,935.

According to the latest update, 159 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 117,495 up from Monday (117,336).

While the difference in the total case count reported Tuesday and Monday equals 159, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (118) and antigen, or new probable, cases (47), there were 165 new cases. 

There are 95 current hospitalizations as of Tuesday, up from 91 on Monday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,985.

Active cases are now at 2,436, up from Monday (2,393).

Total recovered cases are now at 113,124, up from Monday (113,010).

Total persons negative is now at 326,102, from Monday (325,754).

There were 507 new persons tested in the data reported on Tuesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 31.3%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.1%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.4%.

According to the DOH, 205,269 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 8,033 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 190,879 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 249,042 persons.

There have been 72,683 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 82,447 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimates 42.26% of the population has received at least one dose and 28.00% have received both doses.


Monday, March 29

No new deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health as hospitalizations increased on Monday.

According to the latest update, 92 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 117,336 up from Sunday (117,244).

There are 91 current hospitalizations as of Monday, up from 80 on Sunday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,971.

Active cases are now at 2,393, down from Sunday (2,412).

Total recovered cases are now at 113,010, from Sunday (112,899).

Total persons negative is now at 325,754, from Sunday (325,514).

There were 332 new persons tested in the data reported on Monday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 27.7%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.3%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 11.0%.

According to the DOH, 203,874 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 8,033 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 190,159 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 248,063 persons.

There have been 72,285 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 87,710 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimates 41.96% of the population has received at least one dose and 27.59% have received both doses.


Sunday, March 28

No new deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health as hospitalizations increased on Sunday.

According to the latest update, 163 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 117,244 up from Saturday (117,081).

There are 80 current hospitalizations as of Sunday, up from 77 on Saturday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,694, an increase of 13 over Saturday.

Active cases are now at 2,412, down from Saturday (2,443).

Total recovered cases are now at 112,899, up from Saturday (112,705).

Total persons negative is now at 325,514, up from Saturday (325,100).

There were 577 new persons tested in the data reported on Saturday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 28.24%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.3%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.5%.

According to the DOH, 201,654 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 7,957 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 189,197 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 246,577 persons.

There have been 80,398 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 71,825 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimates 41.74% of the population has received at least one dose and 27.32% have received both doses.


Saturday, March 27

Five new deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health, as hospitalizations increased on Saturday.

According to the latest update, 255 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 117,081 up from Friday (116,833).

While the difference in the total case count reported Saturday and Friday equals 248, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (191) and antigen, or new probable, cases (64), there were 255 new cases.

The death toll increased by five to 1,933. The new deaths were 2 men and 3 women in the following age ranges: 60-69 (1), 70-79 (2), 80+ (1).

There are 77 current hospitalizations as of Saturday, up from 74 on Friday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,951, an increase of 24 over Friday.

Active cases are now at 2,443, down from Friday (2,480).

Total recovered cases are now at 112,705, up from Friday (112,425).

Total persons negative is now at 325,100, up from Friday (324,344).

There were 1,011 new persons tested in the data reported on Saturday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 25.22%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.1%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 7.0%.

According to the DOH, 197,885 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 7,244 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 187,057 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 242,294 persons.

There have been 70,760 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 79,120 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimates 41.12% of the population has received at least one dose and 26.88% have received both doses.


Friday, March 26

 One new death was reported by the South Dakota Department of Health, as active cases of COVID-19 increased by 52 on Friday.

According to the latest update, 209 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 116,833 up from Thursday (116,624).

While the difference in the total case count reported Friday and Thursday equals 209, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (154) and antigen, or new probable, cases (59), there were 213 new cases.

The death toll increased by one to 1,928. The new death is a man in the 50-59 year age range.

There are 74 current hospitalizations as of Friday, the same as on Thursday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,927, an increase of 10 over Thursday.

Active cases are now at 2,480, up from Thursday (2,428).

Total recovered cases are now at 112,425, up from Thursday (112,269).

Total persons negative is now at 324,344, up from Thursday (323,698).

There were 855 new persons tested in the data reported on Friday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 24.4%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.7%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.2%.

According to the DOH, 190,931 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 6,836 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 182,329 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 236,257 persons.

There have been 68,347 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 75,483 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimates 40% of the population has received at least one dose and 25.8% have received both doses.


Thursday, March 25

Three new deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health, as active cases of COVID-19 increased on Thursday.

According to the latest update, 254 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 116,624 up from Wednesday (116,370).

While the difference in the total case count reported 116,624 (Thursday) and 116,370 (Wednesday) equals 254, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases 198 and antigen, or new probable, cases 65, there were 263 new cases.

The death toll increased to 1,927. The new deaths announced are two men and one woman in the following age ranges: 70 -79 (1); 80+ (2).

There are 74 current hospitalizations as of Thursday, compared to 72 on Wednesday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,917.

Active cases are now at 2,428, up from Wednesday (2,350).

Total recovered cases are now at 112,269, up from Wednesday (112,096).

Total persons negative is now at 323,698, up from Wednesday (322,991).

There were 961 new persons tested in the data reported on Thursday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 26.7%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 10.1%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.2%.

According to the DOH, 185,141 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 5,844 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 175,987 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 228,659 persons.

There have been 65,560 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 72,745 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. There’s been 5,844 persons who have received the Janssen vaccine.

When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimates 38.97% of the population has received at least one dose and 24.87% have received both doses.


Wednesday, March 24

One new death was reported by the South Dakota Department of Health, as active cases of COVID-19 increased on Wednesday.

According to the latest update, 270 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 116,370, up from Tuesday (116,100).

The death toll increased to 1,924. The new death announced was a man in the 70-79 age range from Beadle County.

There are 72 current hospitalizations as of Wednesday, compared to 70 on Tuesday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,893.

Active cases are now at 2,350, up from Tuesday (2,240).

Total recovered cases are now at 112,096, up from Tuesday (111,937).

Total persons negative is now at 322,991, up from Tuesday (322,309).

There were 952 new persons tested in the data reported on Wednesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 28.3%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.9%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 13.6%.

According to the DOH, 180,692 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 5,238 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 171,793 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 223,684 persons.

There have been 63,620 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 70,411 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. There’s been 5,238 persons who have received the Janssen vaccine.

When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimates 38.23% of the population has received at least one dose and 24.12% have received both doses.


Tuesday, March 23

No new deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health, as active cases of COVID-19 decrease on Tuesday.

According to the latest update, 128 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 116,100, up from Monday (115,972).

The death toll remains at 1,923.

There are 70 current hospitalizations as of Tuesday, compared to 62 on Monday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,881.

Active cases are now at 2,240, down from Monday (2,244).

Total recovered cases are now at 111,937, from Monday (111,805).

Total persons negative is now at 322,309, up from Monday (321,938).

There were 499 new persons tested on Tuesday. Tuesday’s new person-tested positivity rate is 25.6%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.2%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 12.7%.

According to the DOH, 177,382 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 4,883 of the Janssen vaccine and 168,768 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 219,400 persons.

There have been 62,613 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 69,012 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. There’s been 4,883 persons who have received the Janssen vaccine.

When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimated 37.43% of the population has received at least one dose and 23.39% have received both doses.


Monday, March 22

No new deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health, as active cases of COVID-19 increase on Monday.

According to the latest update, 105 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 115,972, up from Sunday (115,867).

The death toll remains at 1,923.

There are 62 current hospitalizations as of Monday, compared to 59 on Sunday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,869.

Active cases are now at 2,244, up from Sunday (2,233).

Total recovered cases are now at 111,805, from Sunday (111,711).

Total persons negative is now at 321,938, up from Sunday (321,700).

There were 343 new persons tested reported on Monday. Monday’s new person-tested positivity rate is 30.6%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 9.1%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 11.1%.

According to the DOH, 176,149 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 4,876 of the Janssen vaccine and 168,459 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 218,702 persons.

There have been 62,576 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 68,863 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. There’s been 4,876 persons who have received the Janssen vaccine.

When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimated 37.3% of the population has received at least one dose and 23.36% have received both doses.


Sunday, March 21

One new death was reported by the South Dakota Department of Health, as active cases of COVID-19 remained the same on Sunday.

According to the latest update, 145 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 115,867, up from Saturday (115,723).

While the difference in the total case count reported 115,723 (Saturday) and 115,867 (Sunday) equals 144, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases 105 and antigen, or new probable, cases 40, there were 145 new cases.

The death toll is now at 1,923. The new death announced was one man in the 60-69 age range.

There are 59 current hospitalizations as of Saturday, compared to 69 on Saturday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,864.

Active cases are now at 2,233, the same as Saturday (2,233).

Total recovered cases are now at 111,711, from Saturday (111,568).

Total persons negative is now at 321,700, up from Saturday (321,218).

There were 627 new persons tested reported on Friday. Friday’s new person-tested positivity rate is 23.12%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.9%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.1%.

According to the DOH, 174,628 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 4,679 of the Janssen vaccine and 167,968 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 217,278 persons.

There have been 62,460 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 67,525 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. There’s been 4,679 persons who have received the Janssen vaccine.

When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimated 37.13% of the population has received at least one dose and 23.12% have received both doses.

Saturday, March 20

Three new deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health, as active cases of COVID-19 decreased on Saturday.

According to the latest update, 207 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 115,723, up from Friday (115,518).

While the difference in the total case count reported 115,723 and 115,518 equals 205, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases 167 and antigen, or new probable, cases 40, there were 207 new cases.

The death toll is now at 1,922. The new deaths announced were one man and two women in the 80+ age range.

There are 69 current hospitalizations as of Saturday, compared to 68 on Friday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,854.

Active cases are now at 2,233, down from Friday (2,240).

Total recovered cases are now at 111,568, from Friday (111,359).

Total persons negative is now at 321,218, up from Friday (320,650).

There were 775 new persons tested reported on Friday. Friday’s new person-tested positivity rate is 26.70%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.7%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.6%.

According to the DOH, 171,859 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 4,598 of the Janssen vaccine and 165,906 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 342,363 persons.

There have been 61,402 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 66,663 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. There’s been 4,598 persons who have received the Janssen vaccine.

When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimated 36.69% of the population has received at least one dose and 22.83% have received both doses.

Friday, March 19

No new deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health, as active cases of COVID-19 increased on Friday.

According to the latest update, 316 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 115,518, up from Thursday (115,203). While the difference in the total case count reported (today) and (yesterday) equals 315, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (271) and antigen, or new probable, cases (45), there were 316 new cases.

The death toll remained at 1,919.

Total recovered cases are now at 111,359, from Thursday (111,120).

Active cases are now at 2,240, up from Thursday (2,164). This is the highest active cases have been since Feb. 9.

There are 68 current hospitalizations as of Friday, compared to 65 on Thursday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,836.

Total persons negative is now at 320,650, up from Thursday (320,150).

There were 816 new persons tested reported on Friday. Friday’s new person-tested positivity rate is 38%. The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.3%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 7.1%.

According to the DOH, 166,625 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 4,279 of the Janssen vaccine and 162,772 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 210,032 persons.

There have been 59,806 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 63,827 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. There’s been 4,279 persons who have received the Janssen vaccine. When combining state and federal vaccine distribution, the state estimated 36% of the population has received at least one dose.


Thursday, March 18

Four new deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health, as active cases of COVID-19 increased on Thursday.

According to the latest update, 237 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 115,203, up from Wednesday (114,966).

There was a third case of B117 reported in South Dakota on Thursday.

Total recovered cases are now at 111,120, from Wednesday (110,944).

The South Dakota Department of Health reported four new deaths due to COVID-19 in Thursday’s update. The death toll is now at 1,919. The new deaths reported were from Codington, Davison, Minnehaha and Pennington counties and include three men and one woman in the following age ranges: 30 – 39 (1); 50 – 59 (1); 60 – 69 (1); 80+ (1).

Active cases are now at 2,164, up from Wednesday (2,107).

There are 65 current hospitalizations as of Thursday, compared to 68 on Wednesday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,830.

Total persons negative is now at 320,150, up from Wednesday (319,125).

There were 1,262 new persons tested reported on Thursday. Thursday’s new person-tested positivity rate is 18.7%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.2%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.2%.

According to the DOH, 161,054 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 4,035 of the Janssen vaccine and 156,358 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 204,793 persons.

There have been 56,041 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 60,605 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. There’s been 4,035 persons who have received the Janssen vaccine.


Wednesday, March 17

Three new deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health, as active cases of COVID-19 went down on Wednesday.

According to the latest update, 175 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 114,966, up from Tuesday (114,791).

While the difference in the total case count reported 114,966 and 114,791 equals 175, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (131) and antigen, or new probable, cases (45), there were 176 new cases.

Total recovered cases are now at 110,944, from Tuesday (110,735).

The South Dakota Department of Health reported three new deaths due to COVID-19 in Wednesday’s update. The death toll is now at 1,915. The new deaths listed include one man and two women in the following age ranges: 70-79 (1) and 80+ (2).

Active cases are now at 2,107, down from Tuesday (2,144).

There are 68 current hospitalizations as of Wednesday, compared to 69 on Tuesday. Total hospitalizations are at 6,820.

Total persons negative is now at 319,125, up from Tuesday (318,624).

There were 676 new persons tested reported on Wednesday. Wednesday’s new person-tested positivity rate is 25.9%.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.0%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 8.5%.

According to the DOH, 158,057 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 3,712 of the Janssen vaccine and 153,402 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 201,813 persons.

There have been 54,656 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 58,694 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. There’s been 3,712 persons who have received the Janssen vaccine.


Tuesday, March 16

No new deaths were reported in Tuesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The current death toll remains at 1,912. 

Active cases are now at 2,144, up from Monday (2,106).

South Dakota has 142 new total cases of coronavirus, bringing the state’s total case count to 114,791, up from Monday (114,649).

There are 69 current hospitalizations as of Tuesday, compared to 64 on Monday. 

Total hospitalizations are at 6,809, up from Monday (6,796).

Total recovered cases increased to 110,735, up from Monday (110,631).

South Dakota has now had 318,624 persons test negative, up from Monday (318,423).

The new persons tested on Tuesday is 343; that is a 41.3% positive rate for new persons tested.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.4%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 11.3%.

According to the DOH, 153,360 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 3,345 of the Janssen vaccine and 150,354 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 197,651 persons.

There have been 53,135 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 56,264 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. There’s been 3,345 persons who have received the Janssen vaccine.

Monday, March 15

No new deaths were reported in Monday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The current death toll remains at 1,912.

Active cases are now at 2,106, down from Sunday (2,157).

South Dakota has 26 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

The state’s total case count is at 114,649, up from Sunday (114,623).

There are 64 current hospitalizations as of Monday, the same as on Sunday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,796, up from Sunday (6,792).

Total recovered cases increased to 110,631, up from Sunday (110,554).

South Dakota has now had 318,423 persons test negative, up from Sunday (318,105).

The new persons tested on Monday is 344; that is a 7.5% positive rate.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.3%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 8.8%.

According to the DOH, 153,360 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 3,345 of the Janssen vaccine and 150,352 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 304,475 people.

There have been 52,363 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 55,820 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. 3,120 people have completed the Janssen vaccine series.


Sunday, March 14

Three new deaths were reported in Sunday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The current death toll is now at 1,912. The new deaths reported were 1 man and 2 women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1), 70-79 (1), 80+ (1).

Active cases are now at 2,157, up from Saturday (2,149).

South Dakota has 130 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

The state’s total case count is at 114,623, up from Saturday (114,493).

There are 64 current hospitalizations as of Sunday compared to 64 on Saturday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,792, up from Saturday (6,779).

Total recovered cases increased to 110,554, up from Saturday (110,435).

South Dakota has now had 318,105 persons test negative, up from Saturday (317,605).

The new persons tested on Friday is 630 ; that is a 20.63% positive rate.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.2%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 8.0%.

According to the DOH, 152,017 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 3,120 of the Janssen vaccine and 149,338 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 294,590 people.

There have been 52,363 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 55,820 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. 3,120 people have completed the Janssen vaccine series.


Saturday, March 13

Two new deaths were reported in Saturday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The current death toll is now at 1,909. The new deaths reported were 2 men in the 80+ age range.

Active cases are now at 2,149, down from Friday (2,163).

South Dakota has 146 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

The state’s total case count is at 114,493, up from Friday (114,347).

There are 64 current hospitalizations as of Saturday compared to 62 on Friday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,779, up from Friday (6,766).

Total recovered cases increased to 110,435, up from Friday (110,277).

South Dakota has now had 317,605 persons test negative, up from Friday (316,995).

The new persons tested on Friday is 1,265; that is a 11.5% positive rate.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.1%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 7%.

According to the DOH, 147,698 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 2,129 of the Janssen vaccine and 144,763 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 294,590 people.

There have been 50,959 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 54,511 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. 2,129 people have completed the Janssen vaccine series.


Friday, March 12

Active cases of COVID-19 are up by 32 in South Dakota as of Friday.

Active cases are now at 2,163, up from Thursday (2,131).

South Dakota has 184 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

The state’s total case count is at 114,347, up from Thursday (114,163).

Two new deaths was reported in Friday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health. The deaths reported include one man and one woman, both in the 60 – 69 year age group.

The death toll increased to 1,907.

Total recovered cases increased to 110,277, up from Thursday (110,127).

There are 62 current hospitalizations as of Friday compared to 67 on Thursday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,766, up from Thursday (6,756).

South Dakota has now had 316,995 persons test negative, up from Thursday (316,486).

The new persons tested on Friday is 693; that is a 26.5% positive rate.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.8%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 7.1%.

According to the DOH, 142,635 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 1,419 of the Janssen vaccine and 139,162 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 283,216 people.

There have been 48,788 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 52,888 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. 1,419 people have completed the Janssen vaccine series.


Thursday, March 11

Active cases of COVID-19 are up by 17, as the state announced one new death in Thursday’s update. 

Active cases are now at 2,131, up from Wednesday.

South Dakota has 201 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

The state’s total case count is at 114,163, up from Wednesday (113,962).

While the difference in the total case count reported 114,163 and 113,962 equals 201, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (154) and antigen, or new probable, cases (49), there were 203 new cases.

One new death was reported in Thursday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health. The death was a man in the age range of 70-79 from Grant County.

The death toll increased to 1,905.

Total recovered cases increased to 110,127, from Wednesday (109,944).

There are 67 current hospitalizations as of Thursday compared to 73 on Wednesday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,756, up from Wednesday (6,736).

South Dakota has now had 316,486 persons test negative, up from Wednesday (315,877).

The new persons tested on Thursday is 810. That is a 24.8% positive rate.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.2%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 8.0%.

According to the DOH, 139,342 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 1,133 of the Janssen vaccine and 135,632 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 276,107 people.

There have been 46,786 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 51,228 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. 1,133 people have completed the Janssen vaccine series.


Wednesday, March 10

Active cases of COVID-19 are up by 17, as the state announced three new deaths in Wednesday’s update.

Active cases are now at 2,114, up from Tuesday (2,097).

South Dakota has 209 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

While the difference in the total case count reported 113,962 and 113,753 equals 209, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (172) and antigen, or new probable, cases (38), there were 210 new cases.

The state’s total case count is at 113,962, up from Tuesday (113,753).

Three new deaths were reported in Wednesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health. The deaths reported were two men and one woman who were listed in the 50-59 (1) and 80+ (2) age ranges.

The death toll increased to 1,904.

Total recovered cases increased to 109,944, up from Tuesday (109,755).

There are 73 current hospitalizations as of Wednesday compared to 71 on Tuesday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,736, up from Tuesday (6,725).

South Dakota has now had 315,877 persons test negative, up from Tuesday (315,120).

The new persons tested on Wednesday is 966. That is a 21.6% positive rate.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.4%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 11.1%.

According to the DOH, 135,442 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 773 of the Janssen vaccine and 131,528 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 267,743 people.

There have been 44,670 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 49,476 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. 733 people have completed the Janssen vaccine series.

Tuesday, March 9

Active COVID-19 cases are up by 30 as of Tuesday.

Active cases are now at 2,097, up from Monday (2,067).

South Dakota has 157 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s total case count is at 113,753, up from Monday (113,596).

No new deaths were reported in Tuesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll remains at 1,901.

Total recovered cases increased to 109,755, up from Monday (109,628).

There are 71 current hospitalizations as of Tuesday compared to 67 on Monday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,725, up from Monday (6,708).

South Dakota has now had 315,120 persons test negative, up from Monday (314,701).

The new persons tested on Monday is 576. That is a 27.2% positive rate.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.1%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.3%.

According to the DOH, 132,200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 522 of the Janssen vaccine and 129,528 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 262,250 people.

There have been 44,040 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 48,001 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH. 522 people have completed the Janssen vaccine series.

Monday, March 8

One new death was reported in Monday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll is now at 1,901. The new death reported was a man from Spink County who was in the 70-79 age range.

Active cases are now at 2,067, down from Sunday (2,158).

South Dakota has seven new total cases of coronavirus, according to the state Department of Health.

While the difference in the total case count reported 113,596 and 113,589 equals 7, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (9) and antigen, or new probable, cases (2), there were 11 new cases.

The state’s total case count is at 113,596, up from Sunday (113,589).

Total recovered cases increased to 109,628, up from Sunday (109,531).

There are 67 current hospitalizations as of Monday compared to 72 on Sunday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,708, up from Sunday (6,705).

South Dakota has now had 314,701 persons test negative, up from Sunday (314,540).

The new persons tested on Monday is 168. That is a 4% positive rate.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.1%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 7.4%.

According to the DOH, 131,918 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, 497 of the Janssen vaccine and 129,470 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 261,885 people.

There have been 44,027 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 47,980 who have received two does of Pfizer, according to the DOH. 497 people have completed the Janssen vaccine series.


Sunday, March 7

Two new deaths were reported in Saturday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll is now at 1,900. The new deaths reported were 1 man and 1 woman in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1) and 60-69 (1).

Active cases are now at 2,158, up from Saturday (2,109).

South Dakota has 211 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s total case count is at 113,589, up from Saturday (113,378).

Total recovered cases increased to 109,531, up from Saturday (109,371).

There are 72 current hospitalizations as of Saturday compared to 74 on Saturday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,705, up from Saturday (6,692).

South Dakota has now had 314,540 persons test negative, up from Saturday (314,016).

The new persons tested on Saturday is 735. That is a 28.7% positive rate.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.2%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 7.5%.

According to the DOH, 130,653 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered and 129,266 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 168,737 people.

There have been 43,910 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 47,673 who have received two does of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

Saturday, March 6

Two new deaths were reported in Saturday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health as active cases increased and hospitalizations remained the same.

Active cases are now at 2,109, up from Friday (2,096).

South Dakota has 149 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s total case count is at 113,378, up from Friday (113,229).

The death toll is now at 1,898. The new deaths reported were two women in the 80+ age range.

Total recovered cases increased to 109,371, up from Friday (109,237).

There are 74 current hospitalizations as of Saturday compared to 74 on Friday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,692, up from Friday (6,681).

South Dakota has now had 314,016 persons test negative, up from Friday (313,260).

The new persons tested on Saturday is 905. That is a 16.13% positive rate.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.4%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 6.1%.

According to the DOH, 127,810 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered and 127,027 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 165,425 people.

There have been 43,198 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 46,402 who have received two does of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

Friday, March 5

An additional 40 active cases have been reported by the South Dakota Department of Health.

Active cases are now at 2,096, up from Thursday (2,056).

South Dakota has 164 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s total case count is at 113,229, up from Thursday (113,065).

While the difference in the total case count reported Friday and Thursday equals 164, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (127) and antigen, or new probable, cases (38), there were 165 new cases. 

There were no new deaths reported on Friday, so the death toll remains at 1,896.

Total recovered cases increased to 109,237, up from Thursday (109,113).

There were 74 current hospitalizations as of Friday compared to 87 on Thursday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,681, up from Thursday (6,664).

South Dakota has now had 313,260 persons test negative, up from Thursday (312,421).

The new persons tested 1,003. That is a 16% positive rate among new persons tested.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 7.6%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 4.7%.

According to the DOH, 121,518 dozes of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered and 123,179 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to a total number of 158,135 people.

There have been 41,844 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 44,718 who have received two does of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

Thursday, March 4

63 more active cases have been reported by the South Dakota Department of Health. There were three new deaths reported on Thursday.

South Dakota has 232 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the state Department of Health.

Active cases are now at 2,056, up from Wednesday (1,993).

The new persons tested 1,141. That is a 20.3% positive rate among new persons tested.

The state’s total case count is at 113,065, up from Wednesday (112,833).

The death toll is at 1,896, up from Wednesday (1,893).

New deaths reported on Thursday include two men and one woman in the following age ranges: 70-79 (2); 80+ (1).

Total recovered cases increased to 109,113, from Wednesday (108,947).

There were 87 current hospitalizations compared to 97 on Wednesday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,664, up from Wednesday (6,654).

South Dakota has now had 312,421 persons test negative, up from Wednesday (311,512).

According to the DOH, 117,747 dozes of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered and 119,623 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered.

There have been 40,407 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 42,629 who have received two does of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.3%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 8.6%.


Wednesday, March 3

Eighteen more active cases have been reported by the South Dakota Department of Health. There were five new deaths reported on Wednesday.

South Dakota has 181 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the state Department of Health.

Active cases are now at 1,993, up from Tuesday (1,975).

The new persons tested 882. That is a 20.5% positive rate among new persons tested.

The state’s total case count is at 112,833, up from Tuesday (112,652).

The death toll is at 1,893, up from Tuesday (1,888).

The new deaths include four women and one man in the following age ranges: 60-69 (1); 70-79 (1); 80+ (3).

Total recovered cases increased to 108,947, up from Tuesday (108,789).

There were 97 current hospitalizations compared to 92 on Tuesday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,654, up from Tuesday (6,640).

South Dakota has now had 311,512 persons test negative, up from Tuesday (310,811).

According to the DOH, 113,468 dozes of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered and 116,294 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered.

There have been 39,066 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 32,228 who have received two does of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.3%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9.2%.


Tuesday, March 2

Fifty-seven more active cases have been reported by the South Dakota Department of Health, as the death toll in the state remains at 1,888.

South Dakota has 182 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the state Department of Health.

Active cases are now at 1,975, up from Monday (1,918).

The new persons tested 646. That is a 28.2% positive rate among new persons tested.

The state’s total case count is at 112,652, up from Monday (112, 470).

The death toll remains at 1,888, from Monday (1,888).

Total recovered cases increased to 108,789, up from Monday (108,664).

There were 92 hospitalized compared to 92 on Monday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,640, up from Monday (6,632).

South Dakota has now had 310,811 persons test negative, up from Monday (310, 347).

According to the DOH, 110,671 dozes of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered and 113,972 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered.

There have been 38,529 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 39,256 who have received two does of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.9%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 10.4%.


Monday, March 1

South Dakota has 43 new total cases of coronavirus, according to the state Department of Health.

Active cases are now at 1,918 down from Sunday’s 1,933.

The new persons tested 268. That is a 16% positive rate among new persons tested.

The state’s total case count is at 112, 470 up from Sunday’s 112,427.

The death toll remains at 1,888.

Total recovered cases increased to 108,664 from 108,606 on Sunday.

There were 92 hospitalized compared to 89 hospitalized on Sunday.

Total hospitalizations are at 6,632 increasing from the 6,626 total on Sunday.

South Dakota has now had 310, 347 persons test negative increasing the total of 310,122 from Sunday.

According to the DOH, 113,514 dozes of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered and 110,257 of the Moderna vaccine have been administered.

There have been 38,460 people who have completed two doses of Moderna and 39,074 who have received two does of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.9%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 9%.

There were 224 new COVID-19 cases in K-12 schools for the week of Feb. 21-27. There are a total 13,255 cases in K-12 schools with 9,751 in students and 3,504 in staff. There are a total of 12,928 recovered.

There are 32 new cases in public universities and colleges. There are 3,722 total cases with 3,150 in students and 572 in staff. A total of 3,658 have recovered.


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