SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The South Dakota Department of Health releases updated COVID-19 data once each week.

KELOLAND News is tracking the COVID-19 case data released by the South Dakota Department of Health.

As new data is released in September, we’ll update this story with the latest report details.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW latest COVID-19 case numbers for South Dakota


September 28

The COVID-19 death toll throughout the pandemic is at 3,021 in South Dakota.

According to Wednesday’s update to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, the deaths are up four from 3,017 the previous week. The new reported deaths include two males and two females in the following age categories: 1 in 70-79 and 3 in 80+. New deaths were reported in the following counties: Brule, Day, Hand and Pennington.

Active cases are now at 540, down from the previous report (709).

As of September 28, 53 of South Dakota’s 66 counties are listed as having “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There are now 81 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from last week (94). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,768 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 732 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 261,371, up from last week (260,639). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 13.8% for September 20-26.

The number of recovered cases is at 257,810.

The number of Omicron cases detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring is now at 1,659. The state is also reporting 164 Omicron BA.2 cases.

There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) is detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

For COVID-19 vaccines, 77% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 61% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 34% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 761,133 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 513,911 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,368 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,313,439 total doses administered in South Dakota with 536,433 total persons receiving the vaccine.


September 21

The COVID-19 death toll throughout the pandemic is at 3,017 in South Dakota.

According to Wednesday’s update to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, the deaths are up three from 3,014 the previous week. The new reported deaths include two men and one woman in the following age ranges: 70-79 (1) and 80+ (2). New deaths were reported in the following counties: Turner, McPherson and Custer.

Active cases are now at 709, down from the previous report (753).

As of September 21, 57 of South Dakota’s 66 counties are listed as having “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There are now 94 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from last week (85). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,726 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 956 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 260,639, up from last week (259,683). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 17.2% for September 13-19.

The number of recovered cases is at 256,913.

The number of Omicron cases detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring is now at 1,578. The state is also reporting 146 Omicron BA.2 cases.

There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) is detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

For COVID-19 vaccines, 76% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 61% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 34% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 753,307 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 512,602 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,364 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,304,297 total doses administered in South Dakota with 535,661 total persons receiving the vaccine.


September 14

The COVID-19 death toll throughout the pandemic is at 3,014 in South Dakota.

According to Wednesday’s update to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, the deaths are up 12 from 3,002 the previous week. The new reported deaths include five men and seven women in the following age ranges: 70-79 (5); 80+ (7). New deaths were reported in the following counties: Brookings, Brule, Charles Mix, Codington, Corson, Davison, Kingsbury, Meade, Miner, Minnehaha, Pennington, Sanborn and Yankton.

Active cases are now at 753, up from the previous report (644).

As of September 14, 57 of South Dakota’s 66 counties are listed as having “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There are now 85 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from last week (99). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,687 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 1,173 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 259,683, up from last week (258,510). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 18.2% for September 6 – 12.

The number of recovered cases is at 255,916.

The number of Omicron cases detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring is now at 1,494. The state is also reporting 143 Omicron BA.2 cases.

There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) is detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

As of noon, the vaccine data hasn’t updated on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard; we will update this story with the numbers when they are published.


September 7

The COVID-19 death toll throughout the pandemic has passed 3,000 in South Dakota.

According to Wednesday’s update to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, 3,002 people have died during the pandemic, up nine from 2,993 the previous week. The new reported deaths include six men and three women in the following age ranges: 60-69 (1); 80+ (8). New deaths were reported in the following counties: Clark, Hutchinson, Lawrence (2), Lincoln, Meade, Miner, Minnehaha and Pennington.

Active cases are now at 644, down from the previous report (717).

As of September 7, 57 of South Dakota’s 66 counties are listed as having “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There are now 99 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from last week (105). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,641 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 963 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 258,510, up from last week (257,547). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 19% for August 30 – September 5.

The number of recovered cases is at 254,864.

The number of Omicron cases detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring is now at 1,438. The state is also reporting 143 Omicron BA.2 cases.

There have been 1,720 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages) is detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring. There have been 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (Alpha variant), 4 cases of P.1. (Gamma variant) and 2 cases of the B.1.351 (Beta variant).

For COVID-19 vaccines, 75% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 61% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 34% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 745,179 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 510,720 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,347 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,294,262 total doses administered in South Dakota with 534,135 total persons receiving the vaccine.