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

As new data is released in March, 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.


March 30

The South Dakota Department of Health has shifted to reporting new COVID-19 data once a week as case numbers have fallen below 50 per 100,000. New numbers will be reported on Wednesdays going forward.

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,883, up from the previous Wednesday (2,880). The new deaths include three woman in the following age ranges: 50-59 (1); 70-79 (1); and 80+ (1).

Active cases are now at 537, down from the previous report (2,426).

For the week of March 30, 13 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 43 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from last week (64). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,717 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 154 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 237,109, up from last week (236,955). 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 4.3% for March 22-28.

The number of recovered cases is at 231,903.

There have been 1,714 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 988.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.77% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.78% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.94% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 675,648 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 471,411 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,707 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 174,796 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 258,899 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 118,415 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 91,113 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,696 have received a Janssen booster.


March 23

The South Dakota Department of Health has shifted to reporting new COVID-19 data once a week as case numbers have fallen below 50 per 100,000. New numbers will be reported on Wednesdays going forward.

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,880, up from Friday (2,875). The new deaths include four men and one woman in the following age ranges: 30-39 (1); 50-59 (2); 60-69 (1); and 80+ (1).

Active cases are now at 2,426, down from Friday (2,597).

For the week of March 10, 20 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 64 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Friday (70). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,693 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 236,955, up from Friday (236,845). 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 4.8% for March 10 – 16.

The number of recovered cases is at 231,649.

There have been 1,714 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 980.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.57% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.69% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.73% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 674,234 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 469,619 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,659 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 174,551 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 258,530 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 117,913 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 90,568 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,688 have received a Janssen booster.


March 18

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,875, up from Thursday (2,871). The new deaths include two men and two women in the following age ranges: 60-69 (1); 70-79 (1); 80+ (2). New deaths were reported in these counties: Minnehaha, Pennington, Walworth and Yankton.

Active cases are now at 2,597, down from Thursday (2,635).

For the week of March 7, 34 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 70 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Thursday (65). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,673 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 49 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,845, up from Thursday (236,797). 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 4.8% for March 10 – 16.

The number of recovered cases is at 231,373.

There have been 1,677 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 861.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.51% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.64% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.59% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 673,348 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 469,323 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,632 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 174,481 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 258,305 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 117,527 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 90,422 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,680 have received a Janssen booster.

Starting next week, the DOH will release COVID-19 data just once a week. The next update is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23.


March 17

The South Dakota Department of Health reported one COVID-19 death on Thursday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,871, up from Wednesday (2,870). The new death was a man in the 80+ range from Pennington County.

Active cases are now at 2,635, down from Wednesday (2,679).

For the week of March 7, 34 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, down from Wednesday (69). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,671 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 50 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,797, up from Wednesday (236,750). 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 4.7% for March 9-15.

The number of recovered cases is at 231,291.

There have been 1,678 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 861.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.50% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.63% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.54% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 673,113 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 469,188 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,627 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 174,458 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 258,236 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 117,406 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 90,350 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,680 have received a Janssen booster.


March 16

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,870, up from Tuesday (2,861). The new deaths were six men and three women in the following age ranges: 0-9 (1), 50-59 (1), 60-69 (2), 70-79 (1), and 80+ (4).

Active cases are now at 2,679, down from Tuesday (2,756).

For the week of March 7, 34 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 69 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Tuesday (77). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,665 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 36 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,750, up from Tuesday (236,715). 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 4.7% for March 8-14.

The number of recovered cases is at 231,201.

There have been 1,678 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 861.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.48% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.61% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.52% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 672,838 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 469,056 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,617 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 174,440 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 258,158 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 117,314 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 90,285 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,677 have received a Janssen booster.

March 15

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,861, up from Monday (2,859). The new deaths were two men in the following age ranges: 70-79 (1); 80+ (1). Deaths were reported in Mellette and Stanley Counties.

Active cases are now at 2,756, down from Monday (2,919).

For the week of March 7, 34 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 77 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Monday (88). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,660 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 67 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,715, up from Monday (236,648). 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 5.0% for March 7-13.

The number of recovered cases is at 231,098.

There have been 1,669 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 803.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.46% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.58% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.45% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 672,561 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 468,956 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,614 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 174,415 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 258,047 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 117,211 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 90,221 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,675 have received a Janssen booster.


March 14

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,859, up from Friday (2,853). The new deaths were two men and four women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1); 50-59 (2); 60-69 (1); 70-79 (1); 80+ (1). Counties reporting new deaths include Hughes, Lake, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Roberts and Todd. 

Active cases are now at 2,919, down from Friday (3,016).

For the week of March 14, 20 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 88 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, the same as Friday (88). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,646 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 46 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,648, up from Friday (236,602). 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 5.2% for March 4-10.

The number of recovered cases is at 230,870.

There have been 1,669 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 719.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.43% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.55% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.41% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 672,042 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 468,750 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,592 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 174,368 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 257,878 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 117,038 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 90,135 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,668 have received a Janssen booster.


March 11

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,853, up from Thursday (2,848). The five deaths were three men and two women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1); 70-79 (3) and 80+ (1). Deaths were reported in the following counties: Brule, Clark, Pennington (2), Roberts and Yankton.

Active cases are now at 3,016, down from Thursday (3,117).

For the week of March 7, 34 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 88 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Thursday (96). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,637 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 51 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,602, up from Thursday (236,552). 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 5.9% for March 3-9.

The number of recovered cases is at 230,733.

There have been 1,669 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 719.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.39% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.50% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.31% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 671,334 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 467,789 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,565 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 174,172 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 257,565 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 116,838 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 89,560 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,662 have received a Janssen booster.


March 10

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,848, up from Wednesday (2,844). The four deaths were two men and two women in the following age ranges: 30-39 (1), 60-69 (1), and 80+(2).

Active cases are now at 3,117, down from Wednesday (3,238).

For the week of March 7, 34 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 96 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Wednesday (112). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,631 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 51 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,552, up from Wednesday (236,503). 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 5.9% for March 2-8.

The number of recovered cases is at 230,587.

There have been 1,669 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 719.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.37% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.49% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.28% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 671,139 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 467,686 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,555 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 174,148 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 257,520 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 116,771 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 89,514 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,659 have received a Janssen booster.


March 9

The South Dakota Department of Health reported one COVID-19 death on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,844, up from Tuesday (2,843). The death was a man in 20-29 age group from Bennett County.

Active cases are now at 3,238, down from Tuesday (3,355).

For the week of March 7, 34 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 112 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Tuesday (120). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,618 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 72 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,503, up from Tuesday (236,432). 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 6.2% for March 1-7.

The number of recovered cases is at 230,421.

There have been 1,669 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 719.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.36% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.47% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.25% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 670,853 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 467,551 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,549 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 174,101 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 257,415 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 116,639 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 89,441 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,657 have received a Janssen booster.


March 8

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,843, up from Monday (2,834). The deaths were six men and three women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1); 50-59 (1); 60-69 (1); 70-79 (2) and 80+ (4). The death totals increased in the following counties: Brown (2), Lincoln (2), Minnehaha (2) and one each from Pennington, Todd and Union.  One death was removed from Hughes County.

Active cases are now at 3,355, down from Monday (3,654).

For the week of March 7, 34 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 120 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Monday (122). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,613 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 81 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,432, up from Monday (236,351). 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 6.5% for Feb. 28 – March 6.

The number of recovered cases is at 230,234.

There have been 1,669 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 718.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.34% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.46% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.23% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 670,538 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 467,424 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,532 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 174,076 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 257,343 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 116,541 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 89,385 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,654 have received a Janssen booster.


March 7

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,834, up from Friday (2,827). The deaths were 3 men and 4 women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1); 50-59 (1); 70-79 (2) and 80+ (3). Deaths were reported in the following counties: Beadle, Codington, Meade (3), Moody and Roberts.

Active cases are now at 3,654, down from Friday (3,754).

For the week of March 7, 34 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 122 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Friday (127). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,594 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 75 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,351, up from Friday (236,276). 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 7.2% for Feb. 25 – March 3.

The number of recovered cases is at 229,863.

There have been 1,619 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 713.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.30% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.41% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.14% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 669,981 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 467,277 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,515 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 174,037 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 257,147 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 116,323 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 89,298 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,652 have received a Janssen booster.


March 4

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,827, up from Thursday (2,820). The deaths were one man and six women in the following age ranges: 20-29 (1); 60-69 (1); 70-79 (5). Deaths were reported in the following counties: Bon Homme, Brookings, Custer, Dewey, Hutchinson, Minnehaha and Perkins.

Active cases are now at 3,754, down from Thursday (3,940).

For the week of Feb. 28, 51 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 127 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Thursday (142). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,580 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 57 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,276, up from Thursday (236,221). 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 7.9% for Feb. 24 – March 2.

The number of recovered cases is at 229,695.

There have been 1,528 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 713.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.27% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.38% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.10% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 669,490 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 467,092 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,509 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 174,003 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 256,965 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 116,179 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 174,003 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,652 have received a Janssen booster.


March 3

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,820, up from Wednesday (2,814). The deaths were five men and one woman in the following age ranges: 30-39 (1); 40-49 (1); 60-69 (2); 70-79 (1); 80+ (1). Deaths were reported in the following counties: 1 in Brule, 1 in Clay, 1 in Kingsbury, 1 in Minnehaha, 1 in Pennington and 1 in Union.

Active cases are now at 3,940, down from Wednesday (4,166).

For the week of Feb. 28, 51 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 142 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Wednesday (148). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,575 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 89 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,221, up from Wednesday (236,132). 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 8.6% for Feb. 23 – March 1.

The number of recovered cases is at 229,461.

There have been 1,512 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 713.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.23% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.34% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.05% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 668,955 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 466,924 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,500 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 173,924 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 256,683 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 115,957 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 173,924 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,647 have received a Janssen booster.


March 2

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

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,814 up from Tuesday (2,808). The deaths were three men and three women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1); 60-69 (2); 70-79 (1) and 80+ (2). The deaths were reported in the following counties: Brown, Minnehaha (2), Turner, Tripp and Union Counties.

Active cases are now at 4,166, down from Tuesday (4,419).

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 148 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from Tuesday (147). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,569 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 78 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,132, up from Tuesday (236,056). 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 10.4% for Feb. 21 – 27.

The number of recovered cases is at 229,152.

There have been 1,494 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 705.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.23% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.34% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.05% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 668,698 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 466,791 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,479 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 173,924 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 256,683 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 115,957 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 89,050 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,647 have received a Janssen booster.


March 1

The South Dakota Department of Health reported three COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday including a person in the 10-19 age range.

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 2,808 up from Monday (2,805). The deaths were two men and one woman in the following age ranges: 10-19 (1) and 60-69 (2). New deaths were reported in the following counties: Codington County (1) and Pennington County (2).

Active cases are now at 4,419, down from Monday (5,075).

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 147 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from Monday (171). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 10,568 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 174 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 236,056, up from Monday (235,882). 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 10.4% for Feb. 21 – 27.

The number of recovered cases is at 228,829.

There have been 1,490 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 697.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 71.21% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.32% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 32.02% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 668,342 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 466,691 of the Moderna vaccine and 37,468 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 173,899 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 256,579 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 115,844 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot, 88,997 people have received a 3rd Moderna dose and 2,644 have received a Janssen booster.


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