COVID-19 in South Dakota: May 2021 daily updates

Coronavirus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — In this story, you can find a day-to-day report for May 2021 with the latest COVID-19 data released by the South Dakota Department of Health.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, KELOLAND News will provide the latest updates from federal, state and local officials.

Below the May updates, find links to reports for January, February, March and April 2021.


Monday, May 31

Active coronavirus cases continue to drop according to Monday’s update from the state Department of Health.

Active cases are now at 382, down from Friday (391). 

On Monday, 29 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 124,191 up from Friday (124,162).

While the difference in the total case count reported (124,191) and (124,162) equals 29, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (29) and antigen, or new probable, cases (2), there were 31 new cases.

There were four new deaths reported on Monday. The deaths reported were two males and two females from in the following age ranges: 60-69 (3); 70-79 (1). They were from Dewey, Minnehaha and Roberts counties.

The death toll is now at 2,014.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 44, compared to Friday (49). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,572.

Total recovered cases are now at 121,795, up from Friday (121,761).

There are 156 cases of B.1.1.7 reported in South Dakota. The numbers for the other variants include 15 cases of B.1.429 and three cases of P.1., two cases of the B.1.351 variant and one case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 355,607, up from Friday (355,197).

There were 439 new persons tested in the data reported Monday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 6.6%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 4.0%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 3.2%. 

As of Monday, 54.42% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 49.32% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 345,607 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 287,544 of the Moderna vaccine and 20,169 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 138,251 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 163,851 who have received two doses of Pfizer.


Friday, May 28

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Active coronavirus cases are now under 400 in South Dakota as they continue to drop according to Friday’s update from the state Department of Health.

The last time active cases of COVID-19 were below 400 was on April 10, 2020 (353). Active cases are now at 391, down from Thursday (416). 

On Friday, 57 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 124,162 up from Thursday (124,105).

While the difference in the total case count reported (124,162) and (124,105) equals 57, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (38) and antigen, or new probable, cases (20), there were 58 new cases.

There were six new deaths reported on Friday. The deaths reported were one woman and five men were listed in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1); 60-69 (2); 70-79 (1) and 80+ (2).

The death toll is now at 2,010.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 49, compared to Thursday (49). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,588.

Total recovered cases are now at 121,761, up from Thursday (121,685).

There are 156 cases of B.1.1.7 reported in South Dakota. The numbers for the other variants include 15 cases of B.1.429 and three cases of P.1., two cases of the B.1.351 variant and one case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 355,197, up from Thursday (354,822).

There were 432 new persons tested in the data reported Friday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 13.1%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 4.1%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 5.5%. 

As of Friday, 54.32% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 49.22% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 344,648 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 287,169 of the Moderna vaccine and 20,112 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 137,951 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 163,468 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

Thursday, May 27

Active coronavirus cases continued to drop according to Thursday’s update from the state Department of Health.

On Thursday, 34 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 124,105 up from Wednesday (124,071).

Active cases are now at 416, down from Wednesday (421). The last time active cases of the coronavirus were in the 400s was April 11, 2020.

There were no new deaths reported on Thursday. The death toll remains at 2,004.

While the overall death toll didn’t change on Thursday, there were changes to the DOH dashboard in the age ranges. One death was removed from the 40 – 49 group and one from the 60 – 69 group.  Two deaths were added to the 70 -79 group.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 49, compared to Wednesday (48). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,577.

Total recovered cases are now at 121,685, up from Wednesday (121,646).

There are 156 cases of B.1.1.7 reported in South Dakota. The numbers for the other variants include 15 cases of B.1.429 and three cases of P.1., two cases of the B.1.351 variant and one case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 354,822, up from Wednesday (354,408).

There were 448 new persons tested in the data reported Thursday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 7.5%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 3.7%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 3.3%. 

As of Thursday, 54.22% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 49.06% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 343,602 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 286,493 of the Moderna vaccine and 19,972 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 137,357 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 162,964 who have received two doses of Pfizer.


Wednesday, May 26

Active coronavirus cases continued to drop according to Wednesday’s update from the state Department of Health.

On Wednesday, 48 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 124,071 up from Tuesday (124,023).

Active cases are now at 421, down from Tuesday (448). 

There were no new deaths reported on Wednesday. The death toll remains at 2,004.

The DOH did change the sex and age range categories of those who have died. On Wednesday, the DOH added a new death to the male category and subtracted one from the female category. One death was removed from the 40-49 and 60-69 age ranges and two deaths were added to the 70-79 age range, while the total deaths due to COVID-19 in the state remained the same.  Deaths listed in Clark (1) and Todd (1) counties were removed, and one death each was added to Brown and Hughes counties.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 48, compared to Tuesday (41). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,572.

Total recovered cases are now at 121,646, up from Tuesday (121,571).

There are 156 cases of B.1.1.7 reported in South Dakota. The numbers for the other variants include 15 cases of B.1.429 and three cases of P.1., two cases of the B.1.351 variant and one case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 354,408, up from Tuesday (353,982).

There were 474 new persons tested in the data reported Wednesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 10%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 3.5%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 4.2%. 

As of Wednesday, 54% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 48.95% have completed the vaccination series.

There’s been 342,902 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 285,750 of the Moderna vaccine and 19,859 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 136,910 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 162,730 who have received two doses of Pfizer.


Tuesday, May 25

Active coronavirus cases continued to drop according to Tuesday’s update from the state Department of Health.

On Tuesday, 81 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 124,023 up from Monday (123,942).

Active cases are now at 448, down from Monday (522). The last time active cases of COVID-19 were in the 400s was April 11, 2020.

There were no new deaths reported on Tuesday. The death toll remains at 2,004.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 41, compared to Monday (56). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,565.

Total recovered cases are now at 121,571, up from Monday (121,416).

There are 154 cases of B.1.1.7 reported in South Dakota. The numbers for the other variants include 15 cases of B.1.429 and three cases of P.1. Two cases of the B.1.351 variant and one case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 353,982, up from Monday (353,126).

There were 937 new persons tested in the data reported Tuesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 8.6%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 3.5%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 5.9%. 

As of Tuesday, 53.98% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 48.86% have completed the vaccination series.

As of Tuesday, the total number of persons administered at least one dose of the vaccine is 347,952. There’s been 342,027 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 285,281 of the Moderna vaccine and 19,736 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 136,626 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 162,458 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

Monday, May 24

Three new deaths COVID-19 were reported as active cases decreased according to Monday’s update from the state Department of Health.

The South Dakota Department of Health no longer releases COVID-19 data on Saturday or Sunday, so this is the most recent update since Friday.

On Monday, 31 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 123,942 up from Friday (123,911).

Active cases are now at 522, down from Friday (568). 

There were three new deaths reported on Monday. The new deaths include two women and one man from Clark and Pennington Counties (2) in the following age ranges: 50 – 59 (1); 60 – 69 (1); 80+ (1).

The death toll is at 2,004.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 56, compared to Friday (61). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,554.

Total recovered cases are now at 121,416, up from Friday (121,342).

There are 154 cases of B.1.1.7 reported in South Dakota. The numbers for the other variants include 15 cases of B.1.429 and three cases of P.1. Two cases of the B.1.351 variant and one case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 353,126, up from Friday (352,686).

There were 471 new persons tested in the data reported Monday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 6.5%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 3.6%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 3.5%. 

As of Monday, 53.74% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 48.68% have completed the vaccination series.

As of Monday, the total number of persons administered at least one dose of the vaccine is 346,152. There’s been 340,120 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 284,487 of the Moderna vaccine and 19,535 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 136,083 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 161,895 who have received two doses of Pfizer.


Friday, May 21

Active coronavirus cases continued to drop according to Friday’s update from the state Department of Health.

On Friday, 34 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 123,911, up from Thursday (123,877).

Active cases are now at 568, down from Thursday (634). 

There were no additional deaths reported on Friday.

The death toll remains at 2,001.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 61, compared to Thursday (57). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,564.

Total recovered cases are now at 121,342, up from Thursday (121,154).

There are 154 cases of B.1.1.7 reported in South Dakota. The numbers for the other variants include 15 cases of B.1.429 and three cases of P.1. Two cases of the B.1.351 variant and one case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 352,686, up from Thursday (352,302).

There were 418 new persons tested in the data reported Friday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 8.1%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 3.5%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 3.1%. 

As of Friday, 53.55% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 48.41% have completed the vaccination series.

As of Friday, the total number of persons administered at least one dose of the vaccine is 344,820. There’s been 338,327 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 283,387 of the Moderna vaccine and 19,305 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 135,034 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 161,157 who have received two doses of Pfizer.


Thursday, May 20

South Dakota surpassed 2,000 deaths from COVID-19, but active cases continued to drop according to Thursday’s update from the state Department of Health.

On Thursday, 55 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 123,877, up from Wednesday (123,822).

Active cases are now at 634, down from Wednesday (674). 

There were seven deaths reported on Thursday. The deaths were all men in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1), 60-69 (3), 70-79 (2) and 80+(1).

The death toll is now at 2,001.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 57, compared to Wednesday (53). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,538.

Total recovered cases are now at 121,154, up from Tuesday (121,078).

There are 154 cases of B.1.1.7 reported in South Dakota. The numbers for the other variants include 15 cases of B.1.429 and three cases of P.1. Two cases of the B.1.351 variant and one case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 352,302, up from Wednesday (351,848).

There were 509 new persons tested in the data reported Thursday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 10.8%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 3.6%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 2.5%. 

As of Thursday, 53.33% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 48.25% have completed the vaccination series.

As of Thursday, the total number of persons administered at least one dose of the vaccine is 343,187. There’s been 336,918 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 282,439 of the Moderna vaccine and 19,103 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 134,476 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 160,789 who have received two doses of Pfizer.


Wednesday, May 19

Active coronavirus cases dropped in Wednesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

According to Wednesday’s update, 38 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 123,822, up from Tuesday (123,784).

While the difference in the total case count reported Wednesday and Tuesday equals 38, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (33) and antigen, or new probable, cases (7), there were 40 new cases.

Active cases are now at 674, down from Tuesday (712). 

The death toll remains at 1,994.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 53, compared to Tuesday (60). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,530.

Total recovered cases are now at 121,154, up from Tuesday (121,078).

There were new COVID-19 variant cases reported on Wednesday. There are now 154 cases of B.1.1.7 reported in South Dakota, up from 121. The numbers for the other variants remained the same as Tuesday with 15 cases of B.1.429 and three cases of P.1. Two cases of the B.1.351 variant and one case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 351,848, up from Tuesday (351,364).

There were 522 new persons tested in the data reported Wednesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 7.2%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 4.0%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 4.1%. 

The state announced last Wednesday vaccines can now be given to anyone 12-years-old and above. Today is the first day the state’s dashboard has included data for those in the 12 to 15 year age group.

As of Wednesday, 53% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 48% have completed the vaccination series.

As of Wednesday, the total number of persons administered at least one dose of the vaccine is 342,510. There’s been 336,226 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 281,799 of the Moderna vaccine and 19,014 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 134,036 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 160,477 who have received two doses of Pfizer.


Tuesday, May 18

One additional COVID-19 death was reported as active coronavirus cases dropped in Tuesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The department of health says that data in Tuesday’s update includes Saturday’s and Sunday’s data.

According to Tuesday’s update, 98 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 123,784, up from Monday (123,686).

Active cases are now at 712, down from Monday (828). Active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota haven’t been this low since April 2020.

One additional death was reported, bringing the death toll throughout the pandemic to 1,994. The new death reported was a woman from Minnehaha County listed in the 60-69 year age range.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 60, compared to Monday (71). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,523.

Total recovered cases are now at 121,078, up from Monday (120,865).

There are 121 cases of B.1.1.7 reported in South Dakota. 15 cases of B.1.429 and three cases of P.1. Two cases of the B.1.351 variant and one case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 351,364, up from Monday (350,590).

There were 872 new persons tested in the data reported Tuesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 11.2%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 4.3%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 4.6%. 

While the state announced Wednesday vaccines can now be given to anyone 12-years-old and above, the state’s dashboard shows the vaccine data still reflects numbers for shots given to those 16-years-old and above.

As of Tuesday, 56.61% of the population 16-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 51.25% have completed the vaccination series.

As of Tuesday, the total number of persons administered at least one dose of the vaccine is 340,817. There’s been 334,602 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 280,982 of the Moderna vaccine and 18,869 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 133,559 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 160,065 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

Monday, May 17

Two additional COVID-19 deaths were reported as active coronavirus cases dropped in Monday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The Department of Health no longer releases data on Saturday or Sunday, so this is the first update since last Friday.

According to Monday’s update, 42 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 123,686, up from Friday (123,644).

Active cases are now at 828, down from Friday (890). 

Two additional deaths were reported, bringing the death toll throughout the pandemic to 1,993. New deaths were reported in the 50 – 59 (1) age group and the 70 -79 (1) age group. Minnehaha and Todd Counties each reported one new death. While the difference between deaths reported Monday and Friday is two, the number of deaths based on gender changed by three: two for men and one for women.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 71, compared to Friday (67). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,503.

Total recovered cases are now at 120,865, up from Friday (120,763).

There are 121 cases of B.1.1.7 reported in South Dakota. 15 cases of B.1.429 and 3 cases of P.1. 2 cases of the B.1.351 variant and 1 case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 350,590, up from Friday (350,065).

There were 567 new persons tested in the data reported Monday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 7.4%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 4.3%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 3.0%. 

While the state announced Wednesday vaccines can now be given to anyone 12-years-old and above, the state’s dashboard shows the vaccine data still reflects numbers for shots given to those 16-years-old and above.

As of Monday, 56.30% of the population 16-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 50.96% have completed the vaccination series.

As of Monday, the total number of persons administered at least one dose of the vaccine is 338,679. There’s been 332,210 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 279,698 of the Moderna vaccine and 18,636 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 132,752 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 159,102 who have received two doses of Pfizer.


Friday, May 14

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Two additional COVID-19 deaths were reported as active coronavirus cases dropped in Friday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

According to Friday’s update, 45 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 123,644, up from Thursday (123,599).

While the difference in the total case count reported Friday and Thursday equals 45, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (37) and antigen, or new probable, cases (10), there were 47 new cases. 

Active cases are now at 890, down from Thursday (936). The last time active cases of COVID-19 were this low in South Dakota was July 31.

Two additional deaths were reported, bringing the death toll throughout the pandemic to 1,991. The new deaths reported were a man and a woman in the 70-79 age range from Minnehaha County.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 67, compared to Thursday (68). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,492.

Total recovered cases are now at 120,763, up from Thursday (120,674).

There are 121 case of B.1.1.7 reported in South Dakota. Fifteen cases of B.1.429 and 3 cases of P.1. Two cases of the B.1.351 variant and one case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 350,065, up from Thursday (349,639).

There were 471 new persons tested in the data reported Friday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 9.5%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 4.7%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 3.5%. 

Thursday, May 13

An additional COVID-19 death was reported as active coronavirus cases dropped in Thursday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

According to Thursday’s update, 81 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 123,599, up from Wednesday (123,518).

While the difference in the total case count reported Thursday and Wednesday equals 81, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (57) and antigen, or new probable, cases (26), there were 83 new cases. 

Active cases are now at 936, down from Wednesday (1,004). Active cases haven’t been that low since early August 2020. 

An additional death was reported, bringing the death toll throughout the pandemic to 1,989. The death reported was a woman in the 80+ age range. 

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 68, compared to Wednesday (66). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,485. 

Total recovered cases are now at 120,674, up from Wednesday (120,526).

There are 121 case of B.1.1.7 reported in South Dakota. 15 cases of B.1.429 and three cases of P.1. Two cases of the B.1.351 variant and one case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 349,639, up from Wednesday (348,987).

There were 733 new persons tested in the data reported Thursday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 11%. The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 4.8%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 4.7%. 

While the state announced Wednesday vaccines can now be given to anyone 12-years-old and above, the state’s dashboard shows the vaccine data still reflects numbers for shots given to those 16-years-old and above.

As of Thursday, 55.99% of the population eligible for the vaccine in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 50.29% have completed the vaccination series.

As of Thursday, the total number of persons administered at least one dose of the vaccine is 336,558. There’s been 329,509 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 276,497 of the Moderna vaccine and 18,223 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 130,060 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 157,603 who have received two doses of Pfizer.


Wednesday, May 12

An additional seven COVID-19 deaths were reported as active coronavirus cases continued to drop in Wednesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

According to Wednesday’s update, 83 new cases were reported. The state’s total case count is now at 123,518, up from Tuesday (123,435).

While the difference in the total case count reported Wednesday and Tuesday equals 83, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (64) and antigen, or new probable, cases (22), there were 86 new cases. 

Active cases are now at 1,004, down from Tuesday (1,100).

An additional seven deaths were reported, bringing the death toll throughout the pandemic to 1,988.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 66, the same as Tuesday (66). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,476.

Total recovered cases are now at 120,526, up from Tuesday (120,354).

New variant cases were reported as of Wednesday. There were an additional 24 cases of B.1.1.7 reported for a total number of 121 cases found in South Dakota. An additional two cases of B.1.429 were reported for a total of 15 and one new case of P.1 for a total of three. There are two cases of the B.1.351 variant and one case of B.1.427 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 348,987, up from Tuesday (384,380).

There were 690 new persons tested in the data reported Wednesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 12%. The latest seven-day (May 4 – 10) PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 5%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 6% for Sunday, May 10.

Vaccine numbers

As of Wednesday, 56% of the population eligible for the vaccine in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 50% have completed the vaccination series.

Vaccines are currently being given to anyone 16-years-old and above in South Dakota.

As of Wednesday, the total number of persons administered at least one dose of the vaccine is 336,010. There’s been 328,768 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 275,479 of the Moderna vaccine and 18,103 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 129,265 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 157,067 who have received two doses of Pfizer.

Tuesday, May 11

Active coronavirus cases continued to drop in Tuesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

According to Tuesday’s update, 125 new cases were reported. The DOH does not release COVID-19 data on the weekends. Tuesday’s data now includes data from both Saturday and Sunday. The state’s total case count is now at 123,435, up from Monday (123,310).

While the difference in the total case count reported Tuesday and Monday equals 125, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (97) and antigen, or new probable, cases (29), there were 126 new cases. 

Active cases are now at 1,100, down from Monday (1,211). The death toll remains at 1,981.

Current hospitalizations from the virus are at 66, down from Monday (81). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are now at 7,467.

Total recovered cases are now at 120,354, up from Monday (120,118).

As of Tuesday, there have been 97 cases of B.1.1.7 variant found in South Dakota. There are two cases of the B.1.351 variant, 13 cases of B.1.429 variant, one case of B.1.427 and two cases of P.1 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 384,380, up from Monday (347,526).

There were 979 new persons tested in the data reported Tuesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 12.7%. The latest seven-day (May 3 – 9) PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 5.0%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 5.2% for Sunday, May 9.

As of Tuesday, 56% of the population eligible for the vaccine in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 49% have completed the vaccination series.

Vaccines are currently being given to anyone 16-years-old and above in South Dakota.

As of Tuesday, the total number of persons administered at least one dose of the vaccine is 335,301. There’s been 327,815 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 274,461 of the Moderna vaccine and 18,026 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 128,511 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 156,462 who have received two doses of Pfizer.


Monday, May 10

One new COVID-19 death was reported in South Dakota, while active coronavirus cases continued to drop in Monday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

According to Monday’s update, 77 new cases were reported since Friday. The DOH does not release COVID-19 data on the weekends. The state’s total case count is now at 123,310, up from Friday (123,233). While the difference in the total case count reported (Monda) and (Friday) equals 77, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (64) and antigen, or new probable, cases (15), there were 79 new cases.

Active cases are now at 1,211, down from Friday (1,251). One new death was reported, bringing the death toll to 1,981. The new death was a female from Pennington County in the age 80+ age range.

Current hospitalizations from the virus increased to 81, up four from Friday (77). Total hospitalizations are now at 7,451.

Total recovered cases are now at 120,118 up 116 from Friday (120,002).

As of Monday, there have been 97 cases of B.1.1.7 variant found in South Dakota. There are two cases of the B.1.351 variant, 13 cases of B.1.429 variant, one case of B.1.427 and two cases of P.1 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 347,526, up from Friday (347,056).

There were 547 new persons tested in the data reported Monday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 14%. The latest seven-day (April 30 through May 6) PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 5.5%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 3.8% for Wednesday, May 5th.

There are now nine counties listed as having “Substantial” community spread. Six counties have no community spread, while 23 counties are listed having “Moderate” community spread and 28 counties have “Minimal” community spread. The Community Spread map is updated every Monday by the DOH to reflect data reported in the previous two weeks.

As of Monday, 56% of the population eligible for the vaccine in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 49% have completed the vaccination series.

Vaccines are currently being given to anyone 16-years-old and above in South Dakota.

From Friday, the total number of persons administered at least one dose of the vaccine is 334,193. There’s been 323,286 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 271,560 of the Moderna vaccine and 17,649 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 127,392 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 154,338 who have received two doses of Pfizer.


Friday, May 7

76 new total COVID-19 cases and three deaths were announced by the South Dakota Department of Health on Friday.

According to the latest update, there are 77 current hospitalizations, compared to Thursday (90). Total hospitalizations are at 7,435.

Active cases are now at 1,251, down from Thursday (1,309).

The state’s total case count is now at 123,233, up from Thursday (123,157).

Total recovered cases are now at 120,002 compared to 119,871 on Thursday.

Three new deaths was reported by the Department of Health on Friday, bringing the death toll to 1,980. The new death were three men in the following age ranges: 30 -39 (1) and 80+ (2).

As of Friday, there have been 97 cases of B.1.1.7 variant found in South Dakota. There are two cases of the B.1.351 variant and 13 cases of B.1.429. One case of B.1.427 and two cases of P.1 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 347,056, up from Thursday (346,524).

There were 608 new persons tested in the data reported Friday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 12.5%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 5.4%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 3.8%.

According to the DOH, 323,286 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 17,649 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 271,560 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 333,447 persons.

There have been 126,182 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 152,842 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Friday, 55.47% of the population eligible for the vaccine in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 48.87% have completed the vaccination series.

Vaccines are currently being given to anyone 16-year-old and above in South Dakota.

Thursday, May 6

Eighty-four new total COVID-19 cases and one additional death was announced by the South Dakota Department of Health on Thursday.

According to the latest update, there are 90 current hospitalizations, compared to Wednesday (102). Total hospitalizations are at 7,429.

Active cases are now at 1,309, down from Wednesday (1,385).

The state’s total case count is now at 123,157, up from Wednesday (123,073).

Total recovered cases are now at 119,871 compared to 119,712 on Wednesday.

One new death was reported by the Department of Health on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 1,977. The new death was a man in the 40-49 year-old age range from Minnehaha county.

As of Thursday, there have been 97 cases of B.1.1.7 variant found in South Dakota. There are two cases of the B.1.351 variant and 13 cases of B.1.429. One case of B.1.427 and two cases of P.1 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 346,524, up from Wednesday (345,925).

There were 683 new persons tested in the data reported Thursday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 12.2%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 5.9%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 6.1%.

According to the DOH, 321,478 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 17,501 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 269,561 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 332,582 persons.

There have been 124,475 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 151,459 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Thursday, 55.35% of the population eligible for the vaccine in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 48.40% have completed the vaccination series.

Vaccines are currently being given to anyone 16-year-old and above in South Dakota.

Wednesday, May 5

Ninety-nine new total COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths were announced by the South Dakota Department of Health on Wednesday.

According to the latest update, there are 102 current hospitalizations, compared to Tuesday (103). Total hospitalizations are at 7,417.

Active cases are now at 1,385, down from Tuesday (1,445).

The state’s total case count is now at 123,073, up from Tuesday (122,974).

Total recovered cases are now at 119,712 compared to 119,556 on Tuesday.

Three new deaths were reported by the Department of Health on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 1,976. The new deaths were two women and one man in the following age ranges: 60-69 (1) and 80+ (2) in Kingsbury, Lake and Todd counties.

As of Wednesday, there have been 97 cases of B.1.1.7 variant found in South Dakota. There are two cases of the B.1.351 variant and 13 cases of B.1.429. One case of B.1.427 and two cases of P.1 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 345,925, up from Tuesday (345,347).

There were 677 new persons tested in the data reported Wednesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 14.6%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 6.2%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 5.9%.

According to the DOH, 319,609 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 17,387 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 267,907 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 331,863 persons.

There have been 123,149 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 149,869 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Wednesday, 55.23% of the population eligible for the vaccine in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 47.96% have completed the vaccination series.

Vaccines are currently being given to anyone 16-year-old and above in South Dakota.


Tuesday, May 4

More than 220 new total COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths were announced by the South Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday.

According to the latest update, there are 103 current hospitalizations, compared to Monday (105). Total hospitalizations are at 7,403.

Active cases are now at 1,445, down from Monday (1,512).

With an additional 229 cases reported, the state’s total case count is now at 122,974, up from Monday (122,745).

Total recovered cases are now at 119,556 compared to 119,263 on Monday.

Three new deaths were reported by the Department of Health on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 1,973. The new deaths were three men in the following age ranges: 50-59 (1); 60-69 (2) in Kingsbury, Minnehaha and Moody Counties.

As of Tuesday, there have been 72 cases of B.1.1.7 variant found in South Dakota. There are two cases of the B.1.351 variant and 10 cases of B.1.429. One of each of B.1.427 and P.1 have been reported.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 345,347, up from Monday (344,208).

There were 1,368 new persons tested in the data reported Tuesday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 16.7%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 6.6%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 8.6%.

According to the DOH, 317,859 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 17,283 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 266,884 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 331,038 persons.

There have been 122,367 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 148,600 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Tuesday, 55.1% of the population eligible for the vaccine in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 47.6% have completed the vaccination series.

Vaccines are currently being given to anyone 16-year-old and above in South Dakota.


Monday, May 3

Eighty-five new total COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths were announced by the South Dakota Department of Health on Monday.

The DOH has stopped reporting new COVID-19 information over the weekend.

According to the latest update, there are 105 current hospitalizations, compared to Friday (112). Total hospitalizations are at 7,376.

Active cases are now at 1,512, down from Friday (1,624).

The state’s total case count is now at 122,745, up from Friday (122,660).

While the difference in the total case count reported today and yesterday equals 85, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (69) and antigen, or new probable, cases (17), there were 86 new cases.

Total recovered cases are now at 119,263 compared to 119,069 on Friday.

Three new deaths were reported by the Department of Health on Monday. The new deaths were two men and one woman in the following age ranges: 40 – 49 (1); 70 – 79 (2). New deaths were reported in Dewey, Lake and Yankton counties.

The death toll due to COVID-19 in South Dakota is now at 1,970.

Total persons who tested negative is now at 344,208, up from Friday (343,713).

There were 580 new persons tested in the data reported Monday for a new persons-tested positivity rate of 14.65%.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 6.8%. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 4.8%.

According to the DOH, 314,658 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered with 16,816 doses of the Janssen vaccine and 265,386 of the Moderna vaccine given out to a total number of 329,491 persons.

There have been 121,258 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna and 146,091 who have received two doses of Pfizer, according to the DOH.

As of Monday, 54.79% of the population eligible for the vaccine in South Dakota has received at least one dose while 46.88% have completed the vaccination series.

Vaccines are currently being given to anyone 16-year-old and above in South Dakota.


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