COVID-19 in South Dakota: October 2021 updates

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

As new case information is released in October 2021, we’ll update this story with the newest data.

Find updates from previous months at the end of this story.


October 25

Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Monday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll from COVID-19 is at 2,220, up from Friday (2,218). The two new deaths were both men in the 60-69 age range in Beadle County and Hughes County.

There were 295 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Monday, bringing the state’s total case count to 152,603, up from Friday (152,308).

The number of active cases reported on Monday is at 5,625, down from Friday (5,663).

Current hospitalizations are at 179, down from Friday (215). Total hospitalizations are at 7,757, up from Friday (7,751).

Total recovered cases are now at 144,758, up from Friday (144,427). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 12.8% for October 15–21.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 3,494 total tests reported as of Monday, up 1,585,009 from 1,581,515 total tests reported as of Monday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 64 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 have been 629 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The DOH announced changes to how it reports vaccinations on the COVID-19 dashboard as of Monday, October 14. It now includes a breakout of how many people have received booster doses. Due to data clean-up efforts, the percentages of people who’ve received one dose or completed the series have changed. Find the DOH explanation in this story.

As of Monday, 66.68% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.64% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 500,166 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 339,170 of the Moderna vaccine and 30,052 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 159,070 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, down of 77 from Friday. There have been 184,178 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer, down 582 from Friday.

As for booster doses, 37,127 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot and 3,323 have received a 3rd Moderna dose.


October 22

There were 337 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, bringing the state’s total case count to 152,308, up from Thursday (151,971).

The number of active cases reported on Friday is at 5,663, down from Thursday (5,696).

The death toll from COVID-19 is at 2,218, up from Thursday (2,214). The new deaths include one man and three women. The deaths were in the following age ranges: 60-69 (2); 80+ (2).

Current hospitalizations are at 215, up from Thursday (202). Total hospitalizations are at 7,751, up from Thursday (7,740).

Total recovered cases are now at 144,427, up from Thursday (144,061). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 12.9% for October 14 – 20.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,581,515 total tests reported as of Friday, up 3,441 from 1,578,074 total tests reported as of Thursday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 57 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There have been 629 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The DOH announced changes to how it reports vaccinations on the COVID-19 dashboard as of Thursday, October 14. It now includes a breakout of how many people have received booster doses. Due to data clean-up efforts, the percentages of people who’ve received one dose or completed the series have changed. Find the DOH explanation in this story.

As of Friday, 66.30% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.30% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 498,482 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 338,629 of the Moderna vaccine and 29,992 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 159,173 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 77 over Wednesday. There have been 184,760 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer, which is down 1,574 compared to Thursday.

As for booster doses, 36,272 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot and 3,111 have received a 3rd Moderna dose.


October 21

There were 417 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday, bringing the state’s total case count to 151,971, up from Wednesday (151,554).

The number of active cases reported on Thursday is at 5,696, down from Wednesday (5,723).

The death toll from COVID-19 is at 2,214, up from Wednesday (2,205). The new deaths include five men and four women. Deaths were reported in the following age ranges: 30-39 (1); 50-59 (1); 60-69 (3); 70-79 (3) and 80+ (1).

Current hospitalizations are at 202, up from Wednesday (200). Total hospitalizations are at 7,740, up from Wednesday (7,729).

Total recovered cases are now at 144,061, up from Wednesday (143,626). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 13.0% for October 13 – 19.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,578,074 total tests reported as of Thursday, up 5,541 from 1,572,533 totals tests reported Wednesday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 57 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There have been 629 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The DOH announced changes to how it reports vaccinations on the COVID-19 dashboard as of Thursday, October 14. It now includes a breakout of how many people have received booster doses. Due to data clean-up efforts, the percentages of people who’ve received one dose or completed the series have changed. Find the DOH explanation in this story.

As of Thursday, 66.25% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.25% have completed the vaccination series. As for booster doses, 5.02% of people have received an additional shot.

There have been 496,126 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 338,376 of the Moderna vaccine and 29,929 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 159,096 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 37 over Wednesday. There have been 186,334 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer, which is down 1,053 compared to Monday.

As for booster doses, 34,441 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot and 3,064 have received a 3rd Moderna dose.


October 20

There were 466 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total case count to 151,554, up from Tuesday (151,088).

The number of active cases reported on Wednesday is at 5,723, up from Tuesday (5,679).

The death toll from COVID-19 is at 2,205, up from Tuesday (2,203). The new deaths include one man and one woman. New deaths were reported in the following age ranges: 1 in the 60-69, 1 in the 70-79 and 1 in the 80+.

Current hospitalizations are at 200, up from Tuesday (195). Total hospitalizations are at 7,729, up from Tuesday (7,709).

Total recovered cases are now at 143,626, up from Tuesday (143,206). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 12.9% for October 12 – 18.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,572,533 totals tests reported as of Wednesday, up 8,489 from 1,564,044 total tests reported Tuesday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 57 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There have been 629 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The DOH announced changes to how it reports vaccinations on the COVID-19 dashboard as of Thursday, October 14. It now includes a breakout of how many people have received booster doses. Due to data clean-up efforts, the percentages of people who’ve received one dose or completed the series have changed. Find the DOH explanation in this story.

As of Wednesday, 66.21% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.21% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 494,344 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 338,129 of the Moderna vaccine and 29,884 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 159,059 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 157 over Monday. There have been 187,387 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer, which is down 1,188 compared to Monday.

As for booster doses, 33,135 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot and 2,999 have received a 3rd Moderna dose.


October 19

There were 739 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total case count to 151,088, up from Monday (150,350).

Data from Saturday and Sunday is also included in the Tuesday update, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

The number of active cases reported on Tuesday is at 5,679, down from Monday (5,819).

The death toll from COVID-19 is at 2,203, up from Monday (2,202). The one new death is a man in the 70-79 age range in Faulk County.

Current hospitalizations are at 195, up from Monday (193). Total hospitalizations are at 7,709, up from Monday (7,671).

Total recovered cases are now at 143,206, up from Monday (142,329). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 13.2% for October 11 – 17.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,564,044 total tests reported as of Tuesday, up 7,988 from 1,556,056 total tests reported Monday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 57 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There have been 628 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The DOH announced changes to how it reports vaccinations on the COVID-19 dashboard as of Thursday, October 14. It now includes a breakout of how many people have received booster doses. Due to data clean-up efforts, the percentages of people who’ve received one dose or completed the series have changed. Find the DOH explanation in this story.

As of Tuesday, 66.16% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 57.12% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 491,965 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 337,757 of the Moderna vaccine and 29,819 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 158,902 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 129 over Monday. There have been 188,575 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer, which is down 3,086 compared to Monday.

As for booster doses, 31,464 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot and 2,966 have received a 3rd Moderna dose.


October 18

There were 354 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Monday, bringing the state’s total case count to 150,350 up from Friday (149,996).

The number of active cases reported on Monday is at 5,819, down from 5,868 reported on Friday.

The death toll from COVID-19 is at 2,202, up from Friday (2,189). The deaths include eight men and five women in the following age ranges: 40-49 (1); 50-59 (1); 60-69 (4); 70-79 (5); 80+(2). There were four deaths in Minnehaha County, two in Lawrence County and one each in Codington, Grant, Meade, Oglala Lakota, Pennington, Turner and Yankton Counties.

Current hospitalizations are at 193 up from Friday (185). Total hospitalizations are at 7,671, up from Friday (7,660).

Total recovered cases are now at 142,329, up from Friday (141,939). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 13.5% for October 8 – 14.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,556,056 total tests reported as of Monday, up 4,716 from 1,551,880 total tests on Friday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 57 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There have been 627 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The DOH announced changes to how it reports vaccinations on the COVID-19 dashboard as of Thursday, October 14. It now includes a breakout of how many people have received booster doses. Due to data clean-up efforts, the percentages of people who’ve received one dose or completed the series have changed. Find the DOH explanation in this story.

As of Monday, 65.95% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 56.98% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 485,516 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 337,356 of the Moderna vaccine and 29,717 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 158,773 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 67 over Friday. There have been 191,661 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer, which is down 3,181 over Friday.

As for booster doses, 27,416 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot and 2,916 have received a 3rd Moderna dose.


October 15

There were 318 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, bringing the state’s total case count to 149,996 up from Thursday (149,678).

While the difference in the total case count reported Friday and Thursday equals 318, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (267) and antigen, or new probable, cases (53), there were 320 new cases.

The number of active cases reported on Friday is at 5,868, down from 5,963 reported on Thursday.

The death toll from COVID-19 is at 2,189, up from Thursday (2,182). The new deaths are five women and two men in the following age groups: 70-79 (2); 80+ (5). Deaths were reported in the following counties: Jones (1); Minnehaha (2); Pennington (3); Todd (1).

Current hospitalizations are at 185, down from Thursday (201). Total hospitalizations are at 7,660, up from Thursday (7,646).

Total recovered cases are now at 141,939, up from Thursday (141,533). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 13.5% for October 7 – 13.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,551,880 total tests reported as of Friday, up 3,730 from 1,548,150 total tests on Thursday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 54 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There have been 626 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The DOH announced changes to how it reports vaccinations on the COVID-19 dashboard as of Thursday. It now includes a breakout of how many people have received booster doses. Due to data clean-up efforts, the percentages of people who’ve received one dose or completed the series have changed. Find the DOH explanation in this story.

As of Friday, 65.92% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 56.93% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 483,526 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 337,112 of the Moderna vaccine and 29,680 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 158,706 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 113 over Thursday. There have been 194,842 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer, up 820 over Thursday.

As for booster doses, 25,896 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot and 2,860 have received a 3rd Moderna dose.


October 14

There were 341 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday, bringing the state’s total case count to 149,678, up from Wednesday (149,337).

While the difference in the total case count reported Thursday and Wednesday equals 341, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (267) and antigen, or new probable, cases (75), there were 342 new cases.

The number of active cases reported on Thursday is at 5,963, down from Wednesday (6,089).

The death toll from COVID-19 is at 2,182, up from Wednesday (2,177). Five new deaths include four men and one woman in the following age groups: 1 in the 60-69 age group, 3 in the 70-79 age group and 1 in the 80+ age group.

Current hospitalizations are at 201, down from Wednesday (207). Total hospitalizations are at 7,646, up from Wednesday (7,629).

Total recovered cases are now at 141,533, up from Wednesday (141,071). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 13.6% for October 6 – 12.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,548,150 total tests reports as of Thursday, up 4,666 from 1,543,484 total tests reported Wednesday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 54 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There have been 626 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

The DOH announced changes to how it reports vaccinations on the COVID-19 dashboard. It now includes a breakout of how many people have received booster doses. Due to data clean-up efforts, the percentages of people who’ve received one dose or completed the series have changed. Find the DOH explanation in this story.

As of Thursday, 65.79% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 56.86% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 481,026 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 336,569 of the Moderna vaccine and 29,451 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 158,593 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna. There have been 194,022 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer.

As for booster doses, 24,348 people have received a 3rd Pfizer shot and 2,800 have received a 3rd Moderna dose.


October 13

There were 1,088 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total case count to 149,337, up from Tuesday (148,249).

According to Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon, the Wednesday update includes case data for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The number of active cases reported on Wednesday is at 6,089, down from Tuesday (6,539).

The death toll from COVID-19 remains at 2,177, the same as Tuesday.

Current hospitalizations are at 207, up from Tuesday (202). Total hospitalizations are at 7,629, up from Tuesday (7,572).

Total recovered cases are now at 141,071, up from Tuesday (139,533). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 14.0% for October 5 – 11.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,543,484 total tests reported as of Wednesday, up 10,882 from 1,532,602 total tests reported Tuesday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 54 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There were an additional 12 Delta variant cases added to the total as of Wednesday. There have been 626 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Wednesday, 65% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 59.38% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 446,620 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 319,684 of the Moderna vaccine and 28,518 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 154,205 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 289 over the previous report. There have been 212,928 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer, up 1,043 people.


October 12

There were 429 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total case count to 148,249, up from Friday (147,820).

According to Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon, the Tuesday update this week reflects case numbers from Thursday at 1 p.m. through Friday at 1 p.m. from last week. The Wednesday update will include Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The number of active cases reported on Tuesday is at 6,539, down from Friday (6,589).

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,177, up from Friday (2,171). The deaths include four men and two women in the following age ranges: 60-69 (2), 70-79 (1) and 80+ (3). New deaths were in the following counties: Brown (1), Hughes (1), Jackson (1), Meade (1), Pennington (1) and Walworth (1).

Current hospitalizations are at 202, down from Friday (213). Total hospitalizations are now at 7,572, up from Friday (7,548).

Total recovered cases are now at 139,533, up from Friday (139,060). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 13.5% for October 4 – 10.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,532,602 total tests reported as of Tuesday, up 4,820 from 1,527,782 total tests reported Friday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 54 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There have been 618 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Tuesday, 64.83% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 59.19% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 444,550 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 319,203 of the Moderna vaccine and 28,433 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 153,916 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 248 over the previous report. There have been 211,885 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer, up 398 people.


October 8

More than 350 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Friday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

There were 351 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, bringing the state’s total case count to 147,820, up from Thursday (147,469). While the difference in the total case count reported Friday and Thursday equals 351, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (292) and antigen, or new probable, cases (60), there were 352 new cases. 

The number of active cases is at 6,589, down from Thursday (6,716).

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,171, up from Thursday (2,170). The death is a Pennington County woman in the 80+ age range.

Current hospitalizations are at 213, the same as Thursday (213). Total hospitalizations are now at 7,548, up from Thursday (7,531).

Total recovered cases are now at 139,060, up from Thursday (138,583). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 13.9% for Sept. 30 through Oct. 6.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,527,782 total tests reported as of Friday, up 4,328 from 1,523,454 total tests reported Thursday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 54 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There were three confirmed cases of the Delta variant added on Friday. The total is now at 618 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Friday, 64.72% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 59.09% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 443,621 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 318,786 of the Moderna vaccine and 28,359 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 153,668 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 128 over the previous report. There’s been 211,487 persons who have received two doses of Pfizer, up 353 people.


October 7

More than 450 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Thursday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

There were 474 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday, bringing the state’s total case count to 147,469, up from Wednesday (146,955).

The number of active cases went down to 6,716 from Wednesday (6,735).

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,170, up three from Wednesday (2,167). The deaths were three men in the following age ranges: 30-39 (1); 40-49 (1) and 60-69 (1).

Current hospitalizations are at 213, down from Wednesday (221). Total hospitalizations are now at 7,531, up from Wednesday (7,514).

Total recovered cases are now at 138,583, up from Wednesday (138,093). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 14.1% for Sept. 29 through Oct. 5.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,523,454 total tests reported as of Thursday, up 4,532 from 1,518,922 total tests reported Wednesday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 54 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There was one confirmed cases of the Delta variant added on Thursday. The total is now at 615 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.25) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Thursday, 64.65% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 59.02% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 442,871 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 318,567 of the Moderna vaccine and 28,325 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 153,540 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 120 over the previous report. There’s been 211,134 persons have received two doses of Pfizer, up 340 people.


October 6

More than 400 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Wednesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

There were 401 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total case count to 146,955, up from Tuesday (146,594).

The number of active cases went down to 6,735 from Tuesday (6,889).

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,167, up six from Tuesday (2,161). The deaths include four men and two women in the following age ranges: 2 in the 50-59 age group, 3 in the 60-69 age group, 1 in the 80+ age group.

Current hospitalizations are at 221, up from Tuesday (220). Total hospitalizations are now at 7,514, up from Tuesday (7,496).

Total recovered cases are now at 138,093, up from Tuesday (137,544). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 14.0% for Sept. 28 through Oct. 4.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,518,922 total tests reported as of Wednesday, up 4,318 from 1,514,604 total tests reported Tuesday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 54 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There were 22 confirmed cases of the Delta variant added on Wednesday. The total is now at 614 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Wednesday, 64.56% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.95% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 442,082 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 318,306 of the Moderna vaccine and 28,273 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 153,420 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 44 over the previous report. There’s been 210,794 persons have received two doses of Pfizer, up 250 people.


October 5

More than 700 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Tuesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

There were 756 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total case count to 146,594, up from Monday (145,839). Tuesday updates from the state health department include data from Saturday and Sunday.

The number of active cases declined to 6,889, down from Monday (7,215).

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,161, up one from Monday (2,160).

Current hospitalizations are at 220, up from Monday (201). Total hospitalizations are now at 7,496, up from Monday (7,462).

Total recovered cases are now at 137,544, up from Monday (136,464). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 13.9% for Sept. 27 through Oct. 3.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,514,604 total tests reported as of Tuesday, up 6,518 from 1,508,086 total tests reported on Monday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 54 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There were 46 confirmed cases of the Delta variant added on Monday. The total is now at 592 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Tuesday, 65% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.91% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 441,912 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 318,204 of the Moderna vaccine and 28,256 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 153,376 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 253 over the previous report. There’s been 210,544 persons have received doses of Pfizer, up 845 people.


October 4

There were 365 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Monday, bringing the state’s total case count to 145,839, up from Friday (145,474).

Active cases are now at 7,215, down from Friday (7,325).

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,160. The 15 deaths include nine women and six men in the following age ranges: 50-59 (4); 60-69 (1), 70-79 (4) and 80+ (6).

Current hospitalizations are at 201, down from Friday (213). Total hospitalizations are now at 7,462, up from Friday (7,444).

Total recovered cases are now at 136,464, up from Friday (136,004). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 13.8% for Sept. 24 through Sept. 30.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,508,086 total tests reported as of Monday, up 4,923 from 1,503,163 total tests reported Friday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 54 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There were more than 55 confirmed cases of the Delta variant added on Monday. The total is now at 546 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Monday, 64.35% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.75% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 439,772 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 317,718 of the Moderna vaccine and 28,176 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 153,123 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 126 over the previous report. There’s been 209,699 persons have received doses of Pfizer, up 277 people.


October 1

There were 456 new total COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, bringing the state’s total case count to 145,474, up from Thursday (145,018).

Active cases are now at 7,325, down from Thursday (7,388).

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,145. The three deaths are two men and one woman in the following age ranges: 60-69 (2) and 80+ (1). New deaths were reported in Codington, Corson and Pennington Counties.

Current hospitalizations are at 213, down from Thursday (214). Total hospitalizations are now at 7,444, up from Thursday (7,411).

Total recovered cases are now at 136,004, up from Thursday (135,488). The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 13.9% for Sept. 23 through Sept. 29.

The DOH currently reports total tests each day. There have been 1,503,163 total tests reported as of Friday, up 2,152 from 1,501,011 total tests reported Thursday.

Of South Dakota’s 66 counties, 59 are listed as having “high” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There were more than 150 confirmed cases of the Delta variant added on Friday. The total is now at 491 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2, AY.1-AY.3) detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring.

There have been 172 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), three cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and two cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of Friday, 64.27% of the population 12-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 58.69% have completed the vaccination series.

There have been 439,079 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 317,471 of the Moderna vaccine and 28,140 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 152,997 persons who have completed two doses of Moderna, an increase of 101 over the previous report. There’s been 209,392 persons have received doses of Pfizer, up 354 people.


Click the links above to review COVID-19 case numbers for the previous four months.

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