COVID-19 in South Dakota: May 2021 daily updates

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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.

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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