South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 daily test results

Coronavirus

South Dakota’s Department of Public Health.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Each day, the South Dakota Department of Health plans to update the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state along with recoveries, negative test results and pending tests. Since March 31, cumulative hospitalizations from COVID-19 has also been reported by the state website.

The state health lab plans to share all South Dakota’s test results from one day and updates the results on the state’s website at COVID.sd.gov. Officials have said from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people being tested does not reflect the level of risk to the public in the state. As coronavirus coverage continues, KELOLAND News has put together a list of commonly-used terms and definitions to help viewers better understand stories and data about COVID-19.

This web page is a running update as test numbers are reported by the Department of Health each day. The state plans to update numbers by noon every day. The updates show results from 5 p.m. the previous day. For more details about the changes with testing in South Dakota, jump to the bottom of this page.

In late August, the DOH started releasing COVID-19 numbers for universities once a week, but the schools are offering online dashboards with the latest on cases.

Thursday, October 29
Nineteen new COVID-19 deaths pushed South Dakota past 400 total deaths since the pandemic started, according to the latest update from the state department of health.

The death toll is now at 403. The new deaths were 11 women and eight men with 12 in the 80+ age range, three 70-79, three 60-69 and one 50-59. There’s been 180 deaths in October, the deadliest month of the pandemic so far.

On Thursday, 1,000 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 43,000, up from Wednesday (42,000). Total recovered cases are now at 30,135, up from Wednesday (29,683).

Active cases are now at 12,462, up from Wednesday (11,933) and a new single-day record.

Current hospitalizations for COVID-19 are now at 413, up from Wednesday (412). Total hospitalizations, which includes only South Dakota residents, is now at 2,602, up from Wednesday (2,545).

Total persons tested negative is now at 210,514, up from Wednesday (209,296).

There were 2,218 new persons tested reported on Thursday. The test-positivity rate for Thursday was 45 percent.


Wednesday, October 28
Nine new COVID-19 deaths as well as single-day records for active cases and current hospitalizations were reported in Wednesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll increased to 384. In October, the deadliest month of the pandemic, there’s been 161 deaths in South Dakota. Wednesday’s new deaths were six men and three women with six in the 80+ age range, one in the 70-79 age range, one in the 60-69 age range and one 50-59 age range.

On Wednesday, 1,270 new coronavirus cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 42,000, up from Tuesday (40,730). Total recovered cases are now at 29,683, up from Tuesday (29,167).

Active cases are now at 11,933, up from Tuesday (11,188) and another single-day record. Two weeks ago, there were 6,604 active cases in South Dakota.

Current hospitalizations are at 412, up from Tuesday (395). Total hospitalizations are now at 2,545, up from Tuesday (2,483).

Total persons tested negative is now at 209,296, up from Tuesday (208,435).

There were 2,131 new persons tested reported on Wednesday. Wednesday’s test-positivity rate was nearly 60%.


Tuesday, October 27
South Dakota surpassed 40,000 total coronavirus cases on Tuesday and 395 people are currently hospitalized for COVID-19, according to the latest update from the state department of health.

On Tuesday, 989 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 40,730, up from Monday (39,741).

Active cases are at 11,188, up from Monday (11,061) and a new single-day record. The death toll remained at 375.

Current hospitalizations are at 395, up from Monday (377) at the highest it has been since the pandemic began. Total ever hospitalizations are now at 2,483, up from Monday (2,453).

Total persons tested negative is now at 208,435, up from Monday (207,353).

There were 2,071 new persons tested reported on Tuesday.


Monday, October 26
Active coronavirus cases and current hospitalizations for COVID-19 both increased in Monday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Monday, 538 new total cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 39,741, up from Sunday (39,203). Total recovered cases are now at 28,305, up from Sunday (28,083).

Active cases are at 11,061, up from Sunday (10,745). The death toll remained at 375.

Current hospitalizations are at 377, up from Sunday (366). Total hospitalizations, which includes only South Dakota residents, is at 2,453, up from Sunday (2,436).

There were 1,164 new persons tested reported on Monday.


Sunday, October 25
Nine new COVID-19 deaths were announced along with a new active case count record in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll increased to 375. There have been 152 deaths in October, the deadliest month of the pandemic in South Dakota.

On Sunday, 1,063 new coronavirus cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 39,203, up from Saturday (38,141). The new deaths were three women and six men with one in the 70-79 age range and eight people in the 80+ age range. The new deaths were listed in the following counties: Davidson (3), Hughes, Jerauld, Minnehaha, Turner (2) and Ziebach.

On Tuesday, the DOH changed its website to not list new total cases on the SD overview tab of its dashboard. KELOLAND News has been counting the number of new total cases since the beginning of the pandemic and will continue to report on the new total cases. There were 1,017 new PCR cases and 46 new antigen cases announced for 1,063 new cases Sunday.

Total recovered cases are now at 28,083, up 526 from Saturday day (27,557). Active cases are now at 10,745, up from Saturday (10,218).

Current hospitalizations are at 366, up from Saturday (356). Total hospitalizations are at 2,436, up from Saturday (2,378).

Total persons tested negative is now at 206,727, up from Saturday (205,539). 

There were 2,251 new persons tested reported on Sunday.

Saturday, October 24
Ten new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Saturday as South Dakota surpassed more than 10,000 active COVID-19 cases in the state, according to the South Dakota Department of Health’s update.

The death toll increased to 366. There have been 143 deaths in October, the deadliest month of the pandemic in South Dakota. The new deaths were six women and four men with three in the 60-69 age range, two in the 70-79 age range and five in the 80+ age range. The new deaths were listed in the following counties: four in Jerauld (11), one in Lincoln (18), one in Meade (10), three in Minnehaha (105) and one in Todd (6).

On Saturday, 939 new coronavirus cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 38,141, up from Friday (37,202).

On Tuesday, the DOH changed its website to not list new total cases on the SD overview tab of its dashboard. KELOLAND News has been counting the number of new total cases since the beginning of the pandemic and will continue to report on the new total cases. There were 852 new PCR cases and 87 new antigen cases announced for 939 new cases Saturday.

Total recovered cases are now at 27,557, up 573 from Friday (26,984). Active cases are now at 10,218, up from Friday (9,862).

Current hospitalizations are at 356, up from Friday (349). Total hospitalizations are at 2,378, up from Friday (2,336).

Total persons tested negative is now at 205,539, up from Friday (203,800). There were 2,678 new persons tested reported on Saturday.

Friday, October 23
Nine new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Friday as South Dakota surpassed more than 1,000 new cases in a single-day, according to the South Dakota Department of Health’s update.

The death toll increased to 356. There have been 133 deaths in October, the deadliest month of the pandemic in South Dakota. The new deaths were five women and four men with five in the 70-79 age range, three in the 80+ age range and one in the 50-59 age range. The new deaths were listed in the following counties: two in Minnehaha (102), two in Pennington (49), one in Lincoln (17), one in Union (11), one in Gregory (10), one in Turner (9) and one in Jerauld (7).

On Friday, 1,185 new coronavirus cases were reported, bringing the state’s total case count to 37,202, up from Thursday (36,017). It’s the first time new coronavirus cases have surpassed 1,000 in a single-day.

On Tuesday, the DOH changed its website to not list new total cases on the SD overview tab of its dashboard. KELOLAND News has been counting the number of new total cases since the beginning of the pandemic and will continue to report on the new total cases. There were 1,132 new PCR cases and 53 new antigen cases announced for 1,185 new cases Friday.

Total recovered cases are now at 26,984, up from Thursday (26,397).

Active cases are now at 9,862, up from Thursday (9,273).

Current hospitalizations are at 349, down from Thursday (355). Total hospitalizations are at 2,336, up from Thursday (2,277).

There were 2,556 new persons tested reported on Friday.


Thursday, October 22
Active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota surpassed 9,000 on Thursday, as 14 new deaths due to the virus were announced by the state department of health.

The death toll is now at 347 in South Dakota. There have been 124 deaths in October, the deadliest month of the pandemic. The new deaths were 12 women and two men listed in the 60-69 (2), 70-79 and 80+ (11) age ranges. The new deaths were listed in the following counties: Minnehaha (3), Pennington (3), Brookings (2), Davison, Gregory, Lawrence, Lyman, Walworth and Tripp.

On Thursday, 973 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 36,017, up from Wednesday (35,044). On Tuesday, the DOH changed its website to not list new total cases on the SD overview tab of its dashboard. KELOLAND News has been counting the number of new total cases since the beginning of the pandemic and will continue to report on the new total cases. There were 948 new PCR cases and 25 new antigen cases announced for 973 new cases Thursday.

Total recovered cases are now at 26,397, up 374 from Wednesday (26,023).

Active cases are now at 9,273, up from Wednesday (8,688) and another record daily amount.

Current hospitalizations are now at 355, up from Wednesday (332). Total hospitalizations are at 2,277, up from Wednesday (2,239).

Total persons tested negative is at 202,429, up from Wednesday (201,206).

There were 2,196 new persons tested reported on Thursday.


Wednesday, October 21
Active cases and current hospitalizations both increased as three new COVID-19 deaths were announced Wednesday by the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll is now at 333 in South Dakota. There have been 110 deaths in October, the deadliest month of the pandemic. The new deaths were two men and one women listed in the 60-69, 70-79 and 80+ age ranges.

On Wednesday, 582 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 35,044, up from Tuesday (34,457). On Tuesday, the DOH changed its website to not list new total cases on the SD overview tab of its dashboard. KELOLAND News has been counting the number of new total cases since the beginning of the pandemic and will continue to report on the new total cases. There were 558 new PCR cases and 24 new antigen cases announced for 582 new cases Wednesday.

Total recovered cases are now at 26,023, up from Tuesday (25,686).

Active cases are now at 8,688, up from Tuesday (8,441) and another record daily amount.

Current hospitalizations are now at 332, up from Tuesday (329). Total hospitalizations are at 2,239, up from Tuesday (2,193).

Total persons tested negative is at 201,206, up from Tuesday (200,269).

There were 1,519 new persons tested reported on Wednesday.


Tuesday, October 20
Seven new COVID-19 deaths were announced along with more active coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Tuesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll increased to 330. There have now been 107 deaths in October, the deadliest month of the pandemic. Of the new deaths, five were men and two were women with one in the 50-59 age range, 2 in the 70-79 age range and four in the 80+ age range.

On Tuesday, 621 new coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 34,457, up from Monday (33,836). Total recoveries are now at 25,686, up from Monday (25,125).

Active cases are now at 8,441, up from Monday (8,388) and another daily record high.

Current hospitalizations are at 329, up from Monday (304). Total hospitalizations are at 2,193, up from Monday (2,146).

Total persons tested negative is now at 200,269, up from Monday (198,614).

There were 2,276 new persons tested reported on Tuesday.


Monday, October 19
Active COVID-19 cases and current hospitalizations from the virus both increased in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Monday, 567 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 33,836, up from Sunday (33,269). Total recovered cases are now at 25,125, up from Sunday (24,934).

Active cases, which surpassed 8,000 on Sunday, are now at 8,388. That number is another daily record.

The death toll remained at 323 with 100 deaths being recorded in October, the deadliest month of the pandemic.

Persons currently in the hospital is at 304, up from Sunday (300). Total persons hospitalized, which includes only S.D. residents, is at 2,146, up from Sunday (2,119).

Total persons tested negative is now at 198,614, up from Sunday (197,778).

There were 1,403 new persons tested reported on Monday.


Sunday, October 18
Active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota surpassed 8,000 on Sunday, as eight new deaths due to the virus were announced by the state department of health.

The death toll in South Dakota rose to 323. The eight new deaths included four men and four women. One death was listed in the 40-49 age range, four in the 50-59 age range, one in the 60-69 age range, one in the 70-79 age range and one listed as 80+. The deaths were listed in the following counties: Bennett (1), Meade (1), Minnehaha (2), Moody (1), Pennington (1) and Roberts County (2).

There have been 100 deaths in October, the deadliest month of the pandemic so far.

On Sunday, 658 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 33,269 up from Saturday (32,611). Total recovered cases is now at 24,934, up 406 from Saturday (24,528). Active cases increased to 8,012 from Saturday’s 7,768.

Current hospitalizations are now at 300, up from Saturday (295). Total hospitalizations are at 2,119, up from Saturday (2,077).

Total persons tested negative is at 197,778, up from Saturday (196,593).

There were 1,843 new persons tested reported on Sunday.


Saturday, October 17
Eight new COVID-19 deaths were announced along with a new active case count record in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll in South Dakota rose to 315. The eight new deaths included four men and four women. One death was listed in the 50-59 age range, two in the 70-79 age range and five victims listed in the 80+ age range. The new deaths were listed in the following counties: Day, Douglas, Kingsbury, Lincoln (3) and Minnehaha County (2).

There have been 92 deaths in October, the deadliest month of the pandemic so far.

On Saturday, 806 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 32,611 up from Friday (31,805). Total recovered cases is now at 24,528, up 342 from Friday (24,186).

Active cases increased to 7,768 from Friday’s 7,312. Current hospitalizations are now at 295, down from Friday (299). Total hospitalizations are at 2,077, up from Friday (2,044).

Total persons tested negative is at 196,593, up from Friday (195,185).

There were 2,214 new persons tested reported on Saturday.


Friday, October 16
After a slight “delay” in reporting new COVID-19 case counts, three more deaths were announced by the South Dakota Department of Health Friday afternoon.

On Friday, 793 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 31, 805 up from Thursday (31,012). Total recovered cases is now at 24,186, up from Thursday (23,576).

The death toll increased to 307. The three new deaths were all individuals 80 and older, two women and a man. The deaths are in the counties of Douglas, Minnehaha and Edmunds.

Active cases increased to 7,312 from Thursday’s 7,132.

There have been 84 deaths in October, the deadliest month of the pandemic so far.

Current hospitalizations are now at 299, down from Thursday (304). Total hospitalizations are at 2,044, up from Thursday (2,000).

Total persons tested negative is at 195,185, up from Thursday (193,227).

There were 2,751 new persons tested reported on Friday.


Thursday, October 15
Thirteen new COVID-19 deaths were announced along with a new active case count record in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll in South Dakota rose to 304. The 13 new deaths included eight men and five women. One death was listed in the 40-49 age range, one in the 60-69 age range, three in the 70-79 age range and eight victims listed in the 80+ age range. The new deaths were listed in the following counties: Beadle, Brule, Gregory, Jerauld (2), Lincoln, Meade (2), Minnehaha (3), Oglala Lakota and Pennington County.

On Thursday, 797 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 31,012, up from Wednesday (30,215). Total recovered cases is now at 23,576, up from Wednesday (23,320).

Active cases are now at 7,132, up from Wednesday (6,604). It’s also the highest active case count in South Dakota since the pandemic started.

Current people in South Dakota hospitals for COVID-19 is at 304, up from Wednesday (303). Total hospitalizations for South Dakota residents from COVID-19 are now at 2,000, up from Wednesday (1,963).

Total persons tested negative is now at 193,227, up from Wednesday (192,106).

There were 1,918 new persons tested reported on Thursday.


Wednesday, October 14
Three new COVID-19 deaths were announced along with a new single-day total case count record in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll in South Dakota rose to 291. The three new deaths included two men and one woman with two deaths listed in the 80+ age range and one the 70-79 age range. The new deaths were in Codington, Douglas and Pennington Counties.

On Wednesday, 876 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 30,215, up from Tuesday (29,339). Total recovered cases is now at 23,320, up from Tuesday (23,007).

Active cases are now at 6,604, up from Tuesday (6,044). It’s also the highest active case count in South Dakota since the pandemic started.

Current people in South Dakota hospitals for COVID-19 remained at 303 the same as Tuesday (303). Total hospitalizations for South Dakota residents from COVID-19 are now at 1,963, up from Tuesday (1,911).

Total persons tested negative is now at 192,106, up from Tuesday (191,063).

There were 1,919 new persons tested reported on Wednesday.


Tuesday, October 13
More than 300 people in South Dakota are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll remained at 288.

On Tuesday, 414 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 29,339, up from Monday (28,925). Total recovered cases is now at 23,007, up from Monday (22,575).

Active cases decreased to 6,044, down 18 from Monday (6,062).

Current hospitalizations are now at 302, up from Monday (278). Total hospitalizations increased 25 from Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,911.

Total persons tested negative is now at 191,063, up from Monday (190,319).

There were 1,158 new persons tested reported on Tuesday.


Monday, October 12
There were two new COVID-19 deaths announced Monday as South Dakota surpassed 6,000 active cases, according to the latest update from the state department of health.

The death toll rose to 288. The two new deaths were females with one in the 80+ age range and one in the 50-59 age range.

On Monday, 359 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 28,925, up from Sunday (28,564). Total recovered cases is now at 22,575, up from Sunday (22,413).

Active cases increased to another new daily record of 6,062, up from Sunday (5,865).

Current hospitalizations are at 278, up 12 from Sunday (266). Total hospitalizations increased to 1,886, up from Sunday (1,866).

Total persons tested negative is now at 190,319, up from Sunday (189,547).

There were 1,133 new persons tested reported on Monday.


Sunday, October 11
Active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota are nearing 6,000, according to the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Sunday, 617 total new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 28,564, up from Saturday (27,947). Total recovered cases are now at 22,413, up 285 from Saturday (22,128).

Active cases went up to another daily record of 5,865, up from Saturday (5,533).

The death toll from COVID-19 remains at 286.

There were 75 “probable cases” announced with 542 new confirmed cases. Confirmed cases are people with positive RT-PCR tests. There are 28,564 total cases (27,943 confirmed cases and 621 probable cases).

Current hospitalizations is now at 266, down from Saturday (267). Total hospitalizations is now at 1,866, up from Saturday (1,829).

Total persons tested negative is now at 189,547, up from Saturday (188,538).

There were 1,626 new persons tested reported on Sunday, down from Saturday (2,332).


Saturday, October 10
Nine new COVID-19 deaths were announced Saturday as South Dakota surpassed 5,500 active cases in the latest update from the state department of public health.

The death toll is now at 286. There have been 38 new deaths in the past four days. The new deaths on Saturday included three men and six women with one listed in the 60-69 age range and eight people listed in the 80+ age range. The new deaths were listed in the following counties: Clay (1), Davison (1), Fall River (1), Lincoln (2), Moody (1), Pennington (2) and Spink County (1).

On Saturday, 732 total new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 27,947, up from Friday (27,215). Total recovered cases are now at 22,128, up 378 from Friday (21,750).

Active cases went up to another daily record of 5,533, up from Friday (5,188).

On Wednesday, the DOH added “probable cases” to case counts. A probable case includes persons with positive antigen test for SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. There were 42 “probable cases” announced with 690 new confirmed cases. Confirmed cases are people with positive RT-PCR tests. There are 27,947 total cases (27,401 confirmed cases and 546 probable cases).

Current hospitalizations is now at 267, down from Friday (277). Total hospitalizations is now at 1,829, up from Friday (1,782).

Total persons tested negative is now at 188,538, up from Friday (186,938).

There were 2,332 new persons tested reported on Saturday, down from Friday (2,862).


Friday, October 9
Five new COVID-19 deaths were announced Friday as South Dakota surpassed 5,000 active cases in the latest update from the state department of public health.

The death toll is now at 277. There have been 29 new deaths in the past three days. The new deaths on Friday included three men and two women with three listed in the 80+ age range, one in the 70-79 age range and one in the 60-69 age range.

On Friday, 774 total new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 27,215, up from Thursday (26,441). Total recovered cases are now at 21,750, up from Thursday (21,496).

Active cases went up to another daily record of 5,188, up from Thursday (4,673).

Current hospitalizations is now at 267, down from Thursday (284). Total hospitalizations is now at 1,782, up from Thursday (1,717).

Total persons tested negative is now at 186,938, up from Thursday (184,850).

There were 2,862 new persons tested reported on Friday.


Thursday, October 8
Fourteen more South Dakotans have died from COVID-19, according to the latest update from the state department of health.

The death toll increased to 272. Of the 14 new deaths reported, six are men and eight are women with twelve in the 80+ age range and two in the 60-69 age range. The new deaths were in the following counties: One in Bennett, one in Davison, one in Jerauld, one in Lyman, two in Turner, three in Gregory, two in Lincoln and three in Minnehaha.

On Thursday, there were 536 new total coronavirus cases announced, bringing the state’s total to 26,441, up from Wednesday (25,906). Total recoveries are now at 21,496, up 359 from Wednesday (21,137).

On Wednesday, the DOH added “probable cases” to case counts. A probable case includes persons with positive antigen test for SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. There were 7 “probable cases” announced with 529 new confirmed cases. Confirmed cases are people with positive RT-PCR tests.
The state added 480 new “probable cases” to the total case count on Thursday. There are 26,441 total cases (25,961 confirmed cases and 480 probable cases).

Active cases are at 4,673, up from Wednesday (4,511).

Current hospitalizations are now at 284, up from Wednesday (273). Total hospitalizations are at 1,717 up from Wednesday (1,697).

Total persons tested negative is now at 184,850, up from Wednesday (182,874).

There were 2,511 new persons tested reported on Thursday.


Wednesday, October 7
Ten more South Dakotans have died from COVID-19 and current hospitalizations for the virus reached another daily record high, according to the latest update from the state department of health.

The death toll increased to 258. Of the 10 new deaths reported, seven are men and three are women with three coming in the 80+ age range, four in the 70-79 age range and three and 60-69 age range. The new deaths were in the following counties: One in Beadle, two in Codington, one in Lake, one in Lincoln, one in Meade, two in Pennington, one in Turner and one in Union.

On Wednesday, there were 562 new confirmed coronavirus cases announced, bringing the state’s total to 25,906, up from Tuesday (24,876). Total recoveries are now at 21,137, up from Tuesday (20,449).

Active cases are at 4,511, up from Tuesday (4,179).

Current hospitalizations are now at 273, up from Tuesday (250). Total hospitalizations are at 1,697, up from Tuesday (1,670).

Total persons tested negative is now at 182,874, up from Tuesday (176,601).

There were 6,835 new persons tested reported on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the DOH added “probable cases” to case counts. A probably case includes persons with positive antigen test for SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. There were 47 “probable cases” announced with 562 new confirmed cases. Confirmed cases are people with positive RT-PCR tests.

The state added 421 new “probable cases” to the total case count on Wednesday. There are 25,906 total cases (25,433 confirmed cases and 473 probable cases).


Tuesday, October 6
There were 278 new coronavirus cases announced on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 24,876, up from Monday (24,598). Total recoveries are at 20,449, up from Monday (20,076). 

Active cases are now at 4,179, down from Monday (4,274). 

Current hospitalizations are now at 250, up from Monday (241) and a new daily record. Total hospitalizations are now at 1,670, up from Monday (1,642). 

Total persons negative is now at 176,601, up from Monday (175,845). 

There were 1,034 new persons tested reported on Tuesday. The positivity rate for Tuesday is 27 percent.

The death toll remained at 248.


Monday, October 5
Active coronavirus cases and current hospitalizations from COVID-19 continue to climb in South Dakota, according to the latest update from state department of health.

On Monday, 180 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total to 24,598, up from Sunday (24,418). Total recoveries is now at 20,076, up from Sunday (19,902). 

Active cases increased to 4,274 from Sunday (4,268). The death toll remained at 248. 

Current hospitalizations are now at 241, up from Sunday (232). Total hospitalizations, which includes only South Dakota residents, is now at 1,642, up from Sunday (1,632). 

Total persons negative is now at 175,845, up from Sunday (175,357). 

There were 668 new persons tested reported on Monday.


Sunday, October 4
South Dakota has set a new record for active cases of COVID-19. The data from the South Dakota Department of Health now lists 4,268 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

On Sunday, 434 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total to 24,418, up from Saturday (23,986). Recovered cases increased to 19,902, up 276 from Saturday (19,626).

Active cases increased to 4,268 from Saturday (4,112). The death toll remained at 248.

Current hospitalizations is at 232, up from Saturday (215). Total hospitalizations, which includes only South Dakota residents, is now at 1,632, up from Saturday (1,615).

Persons tested negative is now at 175,357, up from Saturday (174,033).

There were 1,756 new persons tested reported on Sunday.


Saturday, October 3
South Dakota has surpassed 4,000 active coronavirus cases as 11 new COVID-19 deaths were announced on Saturday by the state department of health.

On Saturday, 464 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total to 23,986, up from Friday (23,522). Recovered cases increased to 19,626, up 328 from Friday (19,298).

Active cases increased to 4,112 from Friday (3,987). The death toll increased to 248.

The death toll is now at 248. The new deaths were 8 men and 3 women listed in the 60-69 (3), 70-79 (3) and 80+ (5) age ranges. The new deaths were reported in Union County (1), Turner County (1), Oglala Lakota County (1), Minnehaha County (2), Lincoln County (1), Jerauld County (2), Hand County (1), Gregory County (1), Ziebach County (1).

Current hospitalizations is at 215, down from Friday (220). Total hospitalizations, which includes only South Dakota residents, is now at 1,615, up from Friday (1,588).

Persons tested negative is now at 174,033, up from Friday (172,739).

There were 1,758 new persons tested reported on Saturday.


Friday, October 2
On Friday, 386 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total to 23,522, up from Thursday (23,136). Recovered cases increased to 19,298, up from Thursday (19,068).

Active cases increased to 3,987 from Thursday (3,832).

The death toll increased to 237. The new death was a woman in the 80+ age range.

Current hospitalizations is at 220, up from Thursday (214). Total hospitalizations, which includes only South Dakota residents, is now at 1,588, up from Thursday (1,578).

Persons tested negative is now at 172,739, up from Thursday (171,867).

There were 1,258 new persons tested reported on Friday.


Thursday, October 1 – The South Dakota Department of Health experienced a reporting delay. Data was released at 2:30 p.m. State epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton said a couple days worth of data were “injected” into Thursday’s report.

A daily-record total of 747 new positive coronavirus were announced Thursday. In addition to 747 new COVID-19 cases, DOH officials said there were 13 new deaths and 28 new hospitalizations.

Test results for the past 24 hours include 502 new positive cases; the other 245 cases are old results being added as of Thursday.

Active cases increased to 3,832, up from Wednesday (3,658).

Current hospitalizations are at 214, up from Wednesday (212). Total hospitalizations, which include only South Dakota residents ever hospitalized from COVID-19, are now at 1,578, up from Wednesday (1,549).

Recovered cases, people removed from isolation status, are now at 19,068, up from Wednesday (18,508).

Of the 13 new deaths reported on Thursday, eight of the victims were men and five were women. The new deaths were reported in the following age ranges: 60-69 (3); 70-79 (5); 80+ (5).

Total persons tested negative is now at 171,867, up from Wednesday (168,380).

There were 4,234 new persons tested reported on Thursday, however these numbers include a couple days worth of data that has been “injected” into Thursday’s report.


Wednesday, September 30
Active cases of the coronavirus in South Dakota have decreased, according to the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Wednesday, there were 392 new coronavirus cases announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 22,389, up from Tuesday (21,997). Recovered cases, people removed from isolation status, are now at 18,508, up from Tuesday (18,090).

Active cases decreased to 3,658, down from Tuesday (3,684). Deaths due to COVID-19 in South Dakota remained at 223 in the latest update from the state health department.

Current hospitalizations are at 212, up from Tuesday (211). Total hospitalizations, which include only South Dakota residents ever hospitalized from COVID-19, are now at 1,549, up from Tuesday (1,511).

Total persons tested negative is now at 168,380, up from Tuesday (167,149).

There were 1,623 new persons tested reported on Wednesday.


Tuesday, September 29
Five more COVID-19 deaths were reported in South Dakota on Tuesday, according to the latest daily update from the state department of health.

The new deaths bring the state’s total death count to 223. Of the five new deaths, four were men and one was a woman with three listed in the 80+ age range and two in the 70-79 age range. Two deaths were in Codington County (6), one in Lawrence County (5), one in Clay County (6) and one in Fall River County (4).

There were 259 new coronavirus cases announced on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 21,997, up from Monday (21,738). Recovered cases, people removed from isolation status, are now at 18,090, up from Monday (17,692).

Active cases decreased to at 3,684, down from Monday’s record daily high of 3,828.

Current hospitalizations are at 211, up from Monday (209). Total hospitalizations, which include only South Dakota residents ever hospitalized from COVID-19, are now at 1,511, up from Monday (1,488).

Total persons tested negative is now at 167,149, up from Monday (166,606).

There were 802 new persons tested reported on Monday.


Monday, September 28
On Monday, 198 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total to 21,738, up from Sunday (21,541). One week ago, South Dakota had 18,869 total positive cases.

Total recoveries are now at 17,692, up 159 from Sunday (17,533).

Active cases are at 3,828, another new daily record and up from Sunday (3,790). The death toll remained at 218.

Current hospitalizations are at 209, down from Sunday (216). Total South Dakotans ever hospitalized is now at 1,488, up from Sunday (1,473).

Total persons tested negative is now at 166,606, up from Sunday (165,963).

There were 840 new persons tested reported on Monday.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: There are 198 new coronavirus cases reported in South Dakota Monday. The South Dakota Department of Health says “one previously reported Bon Homme County Case was deduplicated.”


Sunday, September 27
Active COVID-19 cases and current hospitalizations remained at record highs in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Sunday, active cases increased to 3,790 from Saturday (3,742). That’s the highest number of active cases the state has ever seen.

There were 412 new coronavirus cases announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 21,541, up from Saturday (21,133).

There have now been 17,533 recovered cases, up 360 from Saturday (17,173).

Current hospitalizations increased to 216, up from Saturday (213). Total hospitalizations, which include only South Dakota residents, are now at 1,473 up from Saturday (1,434).

The death toll from COVID-19 remained at 218 on Sunday.

Total persons tested negative is now at 165,963, up from Saturday (165,001).

A total of 1,374 new persons tested was reported on Sunday.


Saturday, September 26
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota increased by two to 218 according to the latest update from the state department of health. There have now been 51 deaths reported in September, the deadliest month of the pandemic. Of the two new deaths reported, both victims were men. One was listed in the 70-79 age range and the other man was 80+. The victims were from Codington and Pennington counties.

On Saturday, there were 579 new coronavirus cases announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 21,133, up from Friday (20,554). There have now been 17,173 recovered cases, up from Friday (16,831).

Active cases increased to 3,742 from Friday (3,507).

Current hospitalizations rose to 213, up from Friday (194). Total hospitalizations, which include only South Dakota residents, are now at 1,434 up from Friday (1,400).

Total persons tested negative is now at 165,001, up from Friday (163,393).

A total of 2,187 new persons tested was reported on Saturday.


Friday, September 25
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota increased by six to 216 according to the latest update from the state department of health.

There have now been 48 deaths reported in September, the deadliest month of the pandemic. Of the six new deaths reported, 5 were men and 1 was a woman. Three were listed in the 80+ age range, 2 in the 50-59 age range and 1 70-79 age range. Two new deaths were in Gregory County (3), one in Minnehaha County (81), one in Butte County (3), one in Douglas County and one Meade County (5).

On Friday, there were 457 new coronavirus cases announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 20,554, up from Thursday (20,097). There have now been 16,831 recovered cases, up from Thursday (16,596).

Active cases increased to 3,507 from Thursday (3,291), another daily record high.

Current hospitalizations remained at 194, the same as Thursday (194). Total hospitalizations, which include only South Dakota residents, are now at 1,400, up from Thursday (1,375).

Total persons tested negative is now at 163,393, up from Thursday (161,564).

A total of 2,286 new persons tested was reported on Friday.


Thursday, September 24
Active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota are at 3,291, according to the South Dakota Department of Health’s daily test result update.

A total of 1,529 new person test results were reported Thursday.

There were 463 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 20,097. Total recoveries from the virus increased to 16,596.

Active cases increased to 3,291. The death toll is 210, which rose from Wednesday (202).

The number of current hospitalizations went up to 194 from Wednesday (192). Total hospitalizations are at 1,375 Wednesday’s total was 1,367.

Total recoveries are now at 16,596, and negative cases are at 161,564.


Tuesday, September 22
Active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota are at 2,817, according to the South Dakota Department of Health’s daily test result update.

A total of 1,323 new person test results were reported Tuesday.

There were 320 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 19,189, up from Monday (18,869). Total recoveries from the virus increased to 16,170.

Active cases decreased to 2,817 from 2,890 on Monday. The death toll remains at 202.

The number of current hospitalizations went up to 178 from Monday (161). Total hospitalizations are at 1,323 Monday’s total was 1,297.

Total recoveries are now at 16,170, and negative cases are at 159,157.


Monday, September 21
South Dakota had 173 more new positive COVID-19 cases today, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

The deaths remained at 202.

The state now has 18, 869 total positive cases, an increase from Sunday’s total of  18,696.

There are 161 people in the hospital a decrease of nine from the 170 on Sunday.

Active cases are at 2,890 up from the 2,843 total active cases on Sunday. Total hospitalizations are at 1,297. Sunday’s total was  1,288.

Total recoveries, persons no longer able to transmit the virus, are now at 15,777. That number was 15,651 on Sunday. The state processed 670 new tests from Sunday’s report to Monday’s report. A total of  1,132 tests were reported on Sunday.


Sunday, September 20
The death toll from the coronavirus in South Dakota surpassed 200 cases on Sunday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. Two more deaths were reported, bringing the total to 202.

The two deaths were men in the 70-79 and 80+ age ranges. They were both from Minnehaha County.

On Sunday, 252 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count since the pandemic started to 18,696, up from Saturday (18,444).

Active cases decreased to 2,843, down from Saturday (2,946).

Persons currently hospitalized from COVID-19 is now at 170, up from Saturday (153). Total hospitalizations, which are South Dakota residents only, is now at 1,288, up from Saturday (1,268).

Total recoveries, persons no longer able to transmit the virus, are now at 15,651, up from Saturday (15,298).

Total persons who have tested negative is now at 157,657, up from Saturday (156,777).

There were 1,132 new persons tested reported on Sunday.


Saturday, September 19
200 South Dakotans have died due to the coronavirus, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. The total deaths increased by two on Satuday, up from Friday (198). The two new deaths were a man and a woman in the 70-79 age category. They were reported in Codington and Pennington counties.

On Saturday, 369 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count since the pandemic started to 18,444, up from Friday (18,075).

Active cases increased to 2,946, up from Friday (2,809).

Persons currently hospitalized from COVID-19 is now at 153, up from Friday (144). Total hospitalizations, which are South Dakota residents only, is now at 1,268, up from Friday (1,246).

Total recoveries, persons no longer able to transmit the virus, are now at 15,298, up from Friday (15,068).

Total persons who have tested negative is now at 156,777, up from Friday (155,629).

There were 1,517 new persons tested reported on Saturday.


Friday, September 18
There were five more deaths and 389 new coronavirus cases in the state, according to the South Dakota Department of Health’s website.

The total deaths increased to 198 from 193 on Thursday. The deaths were: four men and one woman. The ages ranges are: 40-49; 70-79; three in the 80+ age group.

The 389 new cases is down six from the 395 new cases on Thursday. Individuals hospitalized are now at 144. A total of 1,246 people have been hospitalized throughout the pandemic.

The total positive case count increased to 18,075 from Thursday’s total of 17,686.

There are now 15,068 recovered cases, which is an increase of 190 from Thursday.

Active cases increased to 2,809 from 2,615.

The total number of negative tests increased to 155,629 from 153,837 on Thursday. There 2,181 new persons tested according to the data.


Thursday, September 17
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota increased by one, bringing the state’s total to 193, according to the South Dakota Department of Health’s latest update on Thursday.

The new death was a female listed in the 60-69 age range in the in Fall River County.

On Thursday, 395 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count since the pandemic started to 17,686, up from Wednesday (17,291). There are now 14,878 recovered cases, persons who are considered able to be removed from isolation, up 221 from Wednesday (14,657).

Active cases increased to 2,615, up from Wednesday (2,442).

Persons current hospitalized from COVID-19 is now at 138, down from Wednesday (139). Total hospitalizations, which are South Dakota residents only, is now at 1,231, up from Wednesday (1,211).

Total persons tested negative is now at 153,837, up from Wednesday (152,364).

There were 1,868 new persons tested reported on Thursday.

In Hughes County, 89 new positive cases were reported.


Wednesday, September 16
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota increased to 192 with eight new deaths announced in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

Of the deaths reported on Wednesday, two people were in the 40-49 age range, one person was in the 70-79 age range and five people were in the 80+ age range. The eight new deaths were reported in the following counties: two in Minnehaha, one in Pennington, one in Lake, one in Clay, one in Hughes, one in Yankton and one in Brookings County.

On Wednesday, the state said there were 297 new coronavirus cases, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 17,291 from Tuesday (16,994). Total recoveries are now at 14,657, up from Tuesday (14,424).

Active COVID-19 cases are now at 2,442, up from Tuesday (2,386).

Current hospitalizations are at 139, up from Tuesday (133). Total hospitalizations are now at 1,211 up from Tuesday (1,195).

Total persons tested negative is now at 152,264, up from Tuesday (149,102).

There were 3,559 new persons tested reported on Wednesday.


Tuesday, September 15
A record amount of people are in the hospital for COVID-19 in South Dakota, according to the latest update from the state department health.

Current hospitalizations for COVID-19 are at 133, up from Monday (110). This is a new single-day high for South Dakota since the pandemic began. Total hospitalization, which includes only South Dakota residents, is now at 1,195, up from Monday (1,171).

On Tuesday, 193 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 16,994, up from Monday (16,801). Total recoveries are now at 14,424, up from Monday (14,118).

Active COVID-19 cases are now at 2,386, down from Monday (2,499). The death toll remained at 184.

Total persons tested negative is now at 149,102, up from Monday (148,338).

There were 957 new persons tested reported on Monday.


Monday, September 14
Active COVID-19 cases and current hospitalizations remained high in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Monday, 163 new positive cases of coronavirus were announced, bringing the state’s total to 16,801, up from Sunday (16,638). There are now 14,118 recovered cases, up from Sunday (13,993).

Active cases increased to 2,499 from Sunday (2,461). The death toll remained at 184.

There are now 110 persons currently hospitalized for COVID-19, the same as Sunday (110). Total hospitalization is at 1,171, up from Sunday (1,165). Only South Dakota residents are used in the total hospitalized number.

There are now 148,338 persons tested negative, up from Sunday (147,318).

A total of 1,183 new persons tested were reported on Monday.


Sunday, September 13
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota increased to 184 with one new death announced in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health. The new death was a male in the 80+ age range in Meade County. There have been 87 deaths in the 80+ age range.

On Sunday, 201 new positive coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 16,638, up from Saturday (16,437). There are now 13,993 recovered cases up 254 from Saturday (13,739).

Active cases are now at 2,461, down from Saturday (2,515).

Current hospitalizations are at 110, up one from Saturday (109). Total hospitalizations are now at 1,165, up from Saturday (1,152).

Total persons tested negative is now at 147,318, up from Saturday (146,172).

There was 1,347 new persons tested reported on Sunday.


Saturday, September 12
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota increased to 183 with six new deaths announced in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The new deaths were listed as five men and one woman. One additional death has been listed in the 50-59 age range, one in the 60-69 age range, two in the 70-79 age range and two in the 80+ age group.

The six new deaths from COVID-19 in the state were reported in the following counties:
– 1 in Custer County
– 1 in Grant County
– 1 in Meade County
– 2 in Minnehaha County
– 1 in Oglala Lakota County

On Saturday, 320 new positive coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 16,437, up from Friday (16,117). There are now 13,739 recovered cases up 314 from Friday (13,425).

Active cases are now at 2,515, the same as Friday (2,515). Current hospitalizations are at 109, up 11 Friday (98). Total hospitalizations are now at 1,152, up from Friday (1,138). Total persons tested negative is now at 146,172, up from Friday (144,846).

There was 1,646 new persons tested reported on Saturday.


Friday, September 11
Current hospitalizations for COVID-19 approached 100 and active cases climbed back over 2,500 in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Friday, 283 new positive coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total case count to 16,117, up from Thursday (15,834). There are now 13,425 recovered cases, up from Thursday (13,201).

Active cases are now at 2,515, up from Thursday (2,456). The death toll remained at 177.

Current hospitalizations are at 98, up 15 Thursday (83). Total hospitalizations are now at 1,138, up from Thursday (1,120).

Total persons tested negative is now at 144,846, up from Thursday (143,416).

There was 1,713 new persons tested reported on Friday.


Thursday, September 10
The death toll from COVID-19 increased by four to 177 in South Dakota, according to the latest update from the state department of health. 

Two men and two women were listed as the new deaths. Three people were in the 80+ age range and one person was in the 70-79 range. The four new deaths were listed in Bennett County, Clay County, Corson County and Minnehaha County.

On Thursday, 263 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total count to 15,834, up from Wednesday (15,571). Total recoveries increased to 13,201, up 237 from Wednesday (12,964).

Active cases increased to 2,456, up 22 from Wednesday (2,434).

Current hospitalizations are at 83, up from Wednesday (76). Total hospitalizations are now at 1,120, up from Wednesday (1,109). Only South Dakota residents are counted for total hospitalizations, while currently hospitalizations may include out-of-state persons.

Total persons tested negative is now at 143,416, up from Wednesday (142,318). There were 1,361 total persons tested reported on Thursday.

Wednesday, September 9
On Wednesday, 169 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total count to 15,571, up from Tuesday (15,403). Total recoveries increased to 12,964, up 413 from Tuesday (12,551).

The death toll remains at 173.

Current hospitalizations are at 76, up from Tuesday (68). Total hospitalizations are now at 1,109, up from Tuesday (1,094). Only South Dakota residents are counted for total hospitalizations, while currently hospitalizations may include out-of-state persons.

Total persons tested negative is now at 142,318, up from Tuesday (141,283).

There were 1,203 total persons tested reported on Wednesday.


Tuesday, September 8
Current COVID-19 hospitalizations, active cases and new persons tested all declined in Tuesday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Tuesday, 105 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total count to 15,403, up from Monday (15,300). Total recoveries increased to 12,551, up 316 from Monday (12,235). Two previous positive cases were duplicated in the data.

Active cases decreased to 2,679 from Monday (2,892). The death toll remains at 173.

Current hospitalizations are at 68, down from Monday (78). Total hospitalizations are now at 1,094, up from Monday (1,084). Only South Dakota residents are counted for total hospitalizations, while currently hospitalizations may include out-of-state persons.

Total persons tested negative is now at 141,283, up from Monday (140,793).

There were 595 total persons tested reported on Tuesday.


Monday, September 7
Current hospitalizations from COVID-19 and active cases both went down in South Dakota, according to the latest update from the state department of health.

On Monday, 191 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 15,300, up from Sunday (15,109). Total recovered cases, persons who can no longer transmit the virus, are now at 12,235, up 317 from Sunday (11,918).

Active cases decreased below 3,000 to 2,892, from Sunday (3,018).

The death toll remained at 173.

Current hospitalizations is now at 78, down from Sunday (81). Total hospitalizations is now at 1,084, up from Sunday (1,079). Only South Dakota residents are counted in total hospitalizations.

Total persons tested negative is now at 140,793, up from Sunday (139,992).

A total of 992 new persons tested were reported on Monday.


Sunday, September 6
Active cases of the coronavirus peaked on Saturday, before decreasing on Sunday. After 17 straight days of increasing numbers, active cases of the coronavirus have decreased to 3,018, down from Saturday (3,057).

There were 220 new positive cases announced on Sunday, bringing the state’s total case count to 15,109, up from Saturday (14,889).

Recovered cases, people who can no longer transmit the virus, increased to 11,918, up from Saturday (11,659).

Current hospitalizations are at 81, down five from Saturday (86). Total hospitalizations are at 1,079, up from Saturday (1,068). Only South Dakota residents are counted in total hospitalization counts.

Total persons tested negative is now at 139,992, up from Saturday (139,018).

A total of 1,194 new persons tested was reported on Sunday.


Saturday, September 5
The death toll from COVID-19 increased by three to 173 in South Dakota, according to the latest update from the state department of health. The three new deaths were listed as one man and two women. One death was recorded in the 70-79 age range and two deaths were recorded in the 80+ range. The deaths were reported in Clay County, Custer County and Lawrence County.

There were 293 new positive cases announced on Saturday, bringing the state’s total case count to 14,889, up from Friday (14,596). Recovered cases, people who can no longer transmit the virus, increased to 11,659, up from Friday (11,394).

Active coronavirus cases, increased for the 17th straight day to 3,057, up from Friday (3,032).

Current hospitalizations are at 86, down three from Friday (89). Total hospitalizations are at 1,068, up from Friday (1,062). Only South Dakota residents are counted in total hospitalization counts.

Total persons tested negative is now at 139,018, up from Friday (137,697).

A total of 1,614 new persons tested was reported on Saturday.


Friday, September 4
The death toll from COVID-19 increased by one to 170 in South Dakota, according to the latest update from the state department of health.

The new death was a male in the 80+ age range in Minnehaha County. There have been 79 deaths in the 80+ age range.

There were 259 new positive cases announced on Friday, bringing the state’s total case count to 14,596, up from Thursday (14,337). Recovered cases, people who can no longer transmit the virus, increased to 11,394, up from Thursday (11,155).

Active coronavirus cases, increased for the 16th straight day to 3,032, up from Thursday (3,013).

Current hospitalizations are at 89, up 13 from Thursday (76). Total hospitalizations are at 1,062, up from Thursday (1,052). Only South Dakota residents are counted in total hospitalization counts.

Total persons tested negative is now at 137,697, up from Thursday (136,200).

A total of 1,756 new persons tested was reported on Friday.


Thursday, September 3
South Dakota has surpassed 3,000 active cases, according to the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Thursday, 334 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 14,337, up from Wednesday (14,003). Active cases are at 3,013, up from Wednesday (2,875).

Total recoveries are now at 11,155, up from Wednesday (10,959).

Current hospitalizations are at 76, down from Wednesday (77). Total hospitalizations are at 1,052, up from Wednesday (1,043).

Total persons tested negative is now at 136,200, up from Wednesday (134,922).

A total of 1,612 new persons tested were reported on Thursday, up from Wednesday (1,330).


Wednesday, September 2
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota increased to 169 with two new deaths announced in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health. The new deaths were one man and one woman listed in the 60-69 and 80+ age ranges. The new deaths were reported in Union County and Gregory County.

On Wednesday, 254 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 14,003, up from Tuesday (13,749). Active cases are at 2,875, up from Tuesday.

Total recoveries are now at 10,959, up from Tuesday.

Current hospitalizations are at 77, down from Tuesday. Total hospitalizations are at 1,043, up from Tuesday.

Total persons tested negative is now at 134,922, up from Tuesday.

A total of 1,330 new persons tested were reported on Wednesday, up from Tuesday.


Tuesday, September 1

Current hospitalizations from COVID-19 in South Dakota increased by two and active cases increased for the 14th-straight day according to the latest update from the state department of health.

On Tuesday, 240 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 13,749, up from Monday (13,509). Total recoveries are now at 10,832, up from Monday (10,612).

Active cases are at 2,750, up from Monday (2,730). The death toll remained at 167.

Current hospitalizations are at 78, up from Monday (76). Total hospitalizations are at 1,036, up from Monday (1,029).

Total persons tested negative is now at 133,846, up from Monday (133,020).

A total of 1,066 new persons tested were reported on Tuesday.


Monday, August 31
Active COVID-19 cases continued to climb in South Dakota and total positive case numbers surpassed 13,500 in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Monday, 187 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 13,509, up from Sunday (13,322). Recovered cases, someone no longer able to transmit the virus, is now at 10,612, up 101 from Sunday (10,511).

Active cases are now at 2,730, up from Sunday (2,644) and a new daily record.

Current hospitalizations are at 76, down from Sunday (78). Total hospitalizations, which are only South Dakota residents ever hospitalized by COVID-19, are now at 1,029, up from Sunday (1,017).

The death toll remained at 167.

Total persons tested negative is now at 133,020, up from Sunday (132,329).

There were 878 new persons tested in Monday’s report.


Sunday, August 30
COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb on Sunday, after South Dakota reached new highs in the number of daily and active cases on Saturday.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, there are 380 new positive coronavirus cases in the state. This brings the state’s total COVID-19 cases to 13,322, up from Saturday (12,942).

The death toll remains at 167.

Total recoveries is now at 10,511, 164 more than Saturday (10,347).

Active cases, which hit 2,000 on Thursday, went up to 2,644 on Sunday, 216 more than Saturday (2,428).

Current persons hospitalized is at 78, down from Saturday (79). Total hospitalizations are at 1,017, up from Saturday (1,006). Total persons tested negative is now at 132,329, up from Saturday (131,564).

On Sunday a total of 1,145 new persons tested were reported.

Saturday, August 29
The death toll is now at 167. The deaths reported were in Codington County and Lawrence County. One man and one woman were reported to be in the 80+ age range.

On Saturday, 425 new positive coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total to 12,942, up from Friday (12,517). Total recoveries is now at 10,347, 177 more than Friday (10,170).

Active cases, which were at a state record of 2,000 on Thursday, went up to 2,428 on Saturday.

Current persons hospitalized is at 79, down from Friday (80). Total hospitalization is at 1,006, up from Friday (995). Total persons tested negative is now at 131,564, up from Friday (130,423).

On Saturday, a total of 1,566 new persons tested were reported.


Friday, August 28
Three new COVID-19 deaths were reported and current hospitalizations reached the highest marks since June in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The death toll is now at 165. The new deaths were two men and one woman listed in the 30-39, 50-59 and 80+ age ranges. The new deaths were reported in Clay County, Fall River County and Hughes County.

On Friday, 323 new positive coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total to 12,517, up from Thursday (12,194). Total recoveries is now at 10,170, 38 more than Thursday (10,032).

Active cases, which were at a state record of 2,000 on Thursday, went up to 2,182.

Current persons hospitalized is at 80, up from Thursday (75). Total hospitalization is at 995, up from Thursday (983). In a change of reporting, the DOH says current hospitalizations now may include out-of-state cases. Total hospitalizations will only include South Dakota residents.

Total persons tested negative is now at 130,423, up from Thursday (129,089).

On Friday, a total of 1,657 new persons tested were reported.


Thursday, August 27
In the COVID-19 update from the South Dakota Department of Health on Thursday, they state the numbers released on August 27 include cases that were not reported on August 25-26 due to “a reporting aberration.”

There were 343 new positive COVID-19 cases announced on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 12,194, up from Wednesday (11,571). Total recoveries, people who aren’t able to transmit the virus anymore, are now at 10,032, up 136 from Wednesday (9,896).

Active cases are at 2,000, up from Wednesday (1,513).

Current hospitalizations increased to 75, up 17 from Wednesday (58). Total hospitalizations increased to 983, up from Wednesday (981). In a change of reporting, the DOH says current hospitalizations now may include out-of-state cases. Total hospitalizations will only include South Dakota residents.

Total persons tested negative is now at 129,089, up from Wednesday (126,194).

There were 3,238 new persons test results reported on Thursday. Thursday’s update also includes cases that were not reported on August 25th and 26th due to a reporting aberration.

The state reported changes for new positive cases Tuesday, August 25 (134) and Wednesday, August 26 (292).


Wednesday, August 26
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota increased to 162 with one new death announced in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The new death was a man listed in the age range 80+ and in Lawrence County.

There were 66 new positive COVID-19 cases announced on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 11,571, up from Tuesday (11,505). Total recoveries, people who aren’t able to transmit the virus anymore, are now at 9,896, up 82 from Tuesday (9,814).

Active cases are at 1,513, down from Tuesday (1,530).

Current hospitalizations remain low at 58, up from Tuesday (53). Total hospitalizations increased to 981, up from Tuesday (974).

Total persons tested negative is now at 126,194, up from Tuesday (126,174).

One day after reporting only 216 new persons tested, there were 86 new person test results reported on Wednesday.


Tuesday, August 25
Active COVID-19 cases, current hospitalizations and total person test results reported all declined in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Tuesday, there 80 new COVID-19 cases announced in South Dakota, bringing the state’s total to 11,505, up from Monday (11,425). Total recoveries are now at 9,814, up 120 from Monday (9,694).

Active cases increased/decreased to 1,530, from Monday (1,570).

Current hospitalizations are at 53, down from Monday (65). Total hospitalizations are at 974, up from Monday (965).

The death toll remained at 161.

Total persons tested negative is now at 126,174, up from Monday (126,038).

There were 216 new person test results reported on Tuesday. That’s the lowest amount of new tests reported since April 30.

When asked about the number of low test results reported, Derrick Haskins, a spokesman for the DOH, sent KELOLAND the statement below.

“We did have a lower than normal test volume yesterday with 327 total new tests reported. Among all persons tested, there were 216 new persons tested and 111 persons who were re-tested. Weekend testing volume has typically been lower, but we have also reviewed the manual and electronic reporting processes to ensure we continue to receive all laboratory reports.”


Monday, August 24
For the fifth-straight day, more than 100 new positive coronavirus cases were announced in the South Dakota Department of Health’s COVID-19 update.

On Monday, 149 new positive coronavirus cases were announced in South Dakota, bringing the state’s total to 11,425, up from Sunday (11,276). Total recoveries are now at 9,694, up 130 from Sunday (9,564).

Active cases, which have increased for six days in a row, are now at 1,570, up from Sunday (1,551).

Active hospitalizations are at 65, up from Sunday (62). Total hospitalizations are at 965, up from Sunday (959).

The death toll remained at 161.

Total persons tested negative is at 126,038, up from Sunday (125,484).

There were 703 total person test results reported on Monday.


Sunday, August 23
Over 100 new positive cases were announced by the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Sunday, there were 141 new positive COVID-19 cases in the state, according to the health department. It brings the total positive case count for South Dakota to 11,276, up from Saturday (11,135). This comes after the state announced more than 200 new cases on Saturday.

There were 129 new recoveries announced, bringing the state’s total to 9,564, up from Saturday (9,435).

Active cases in South Dakota are now at 1,551 up 11 from Saturday (1,540).

Current hospitalizations are at 62, down from Saturday (66). Total hospitalizations are at 959, up from Saturday (951).

The death toll is now at 161, up from Saturday (160). The death was listed as an 80+ year old man in Bon Homme County.

Total persons tested negative is at 125,484, up from Saturday (124,495).

New persons tested on Sunday was reported at 1,130.


Saturday, August 22
The South Dakota Department of Health reported the highest number of active COVID-19 cases in the state.

On Saturday, there were 251 new positive coronavirus cases announced. It brings the total positive case count for South Dakota to 11,135, up from Friday (10,884).

There were 86 new recoveries announced, bringing the state’s total to 9,435, up from Friday (9,349).

Active cases in South Dakota are now at 1,540 up 164 from Friday (1,376).

Current hospitalizations are at 66, up from Friday (50). Total hospitalizations are at 951, up from Friday (948).

The death toll is now at 160, up one from Friday (159). The death reported comes from Hutchinson County. The victim is listed as a woman in the 70-79 age range.

Total persons tested negative is at 124,495, up from Friday (122,891).

New persons tested on Saturday was reported at 1,855.


Friday, August 21
Active COVID-19 cases jumped to nearly 1,400 as the South Dakota Department of Health reported nearly 200 new cases.

On Friday, there were 193 new positive coronavirus cases announced. It brings the total positive case count for South Dakota to 10,884, up from Thursday (10,691). There were 84 new recoveries announced, bringing the state’s total to 9,349, up from Thursday (9,265).

Active cases in South Dakota are now at 1,376, up 107 from Thursday (1,269). It’s the second higest amount of active cases in South Dakota. South Dakota’s peak in active cases was 1393 on May 11.

Current hospitalizations are at 50, down from Thursday (53). Total hospitalizations are at 948, up from Thursday (940).

The death toll is now at 159, up two from Thursday. The deaths are two women, one who was in the 60-69 year age range and the other was in the 80+ age range. One woman was from Lake County; the other was from Clay County.

Total persons tested negative is at 122,891, up from Thursday (121,417).

New persons tested on Friday was reported at 1,667.


Thursday, August 20
Two more COVID-19 deaths were reported on Thursday in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The two new deaths were both men, listed in the 60-69 age range and 80+ age range. One was in Minnehaha County and one was in Davison County. The death toll is now at 157.

On Thursday, 125 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 10,691, up from Wednesday (10,566). There were 76 new recoveries announced, bringing the total recoveries to 9,265, up from Wednesday (9,189).

Active cases are now at 1,269, up from Wednesday (1,222).

Current hospitalizations are at 53, down from Wednesday (55). Total hospitalizations are at 940, up from Wednesday (935).

Total persons tested negative is now at 121,417, up from Wednesay (120,481).

On Thursday, a total of 1,061 new persons tested was reported.


Wednesday, August 19
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota increased to 155 with one new death announced in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The new death was listed as a man, in the 70-79 age range in Minnehaha County. There have been 69 deaths recorded in South Dakota’s largest county.

There were 123 new coronavirus cases announced on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 10,566, up from Tuesday (10,443). Total recoveries are now at 9,189, up 63 more than Tuesday (9,126).

Active cases increased to 1,222, from Tuesday (1,163). That’s the most active cases in South Dakota since May 16.

Current hospitalizations went down to 55 from Tuesday (68). Total hospitalizations increased to 935, up from Tuesday (927).

Total persons testing negative is now at 120,481, up from Tuesday (119,570).

A total of 1,034 persons tested was reported on Wednesday.


Tuesday, August 18
One new COVID-19 death was announced Tuesday in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health. The death toll is now at 154.

The death toll is now at 154. The new death was a female listed in the 80+ age range.

On Tuesday, 83 new coronavirus cases were announced. South Dakota has now had a total of 10,443 positive cases, up from Monday (10,360). There are now 9,126 recovered cases, 113 more than Monday (9,013).

Active cases decreased to 1,163, down from Monday (1,194).

Current hospitalizations are at 68, up eight from Monday (60). Total hospitalizations are at 927, up from Monday (921).

Total persons testing negative is at 119,570, up from Monday (118,933).

A total of 720 persons tested was reported on Tuesday.


Monday, August 17
Active coronavirus cases increased in South Dakota for the second straight day and current hospitalizations decreased according to Monday’s update by the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Monday, there were 86 new coronavirus cases announced, bringing the state’s total to 10,360, up from Sunday (10,274). There have now been 9,013 total recoveries, up 74 from Sunday (8,939). A recovered case is someone who has been released by isolation by the state department of health after 10 days since symptoms began or 24 hours have passed since fever resolved and other symptoms improved.

Active cases increased to 1,194, up from Sunday (1,182).

Current hospitalizations are at 60, down from Sunday (66). Total hospitalizations increased to 921, up from Sunday (916).

The death toll remained at 153.

Total persons testing negative is now at 118,933, up from Sunday (118,500).

Test results for 519 people were reported on Monday.


Sunday, August 16
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota rose by one to 153, according to the latest report from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The new death occurred in the 80+ age range. The patient was a female.

There were 156 new positive coronavirus cases announced on Sunday, which brought the state’s total to 10,274, up from Saturday (10,118).

In South Dakota, there have been 8,939 recoveries, 55 more than Saturday (8,884). A recovered person is someone who has been released from isolation after 10 days have passed since symptoms began.

Active cases are now at 1,182, down from Saturday (1,082).

There are 66 current South Dakotans in the hospital, up from Saturday (63). Total hospitalizations are at 916, up from Saturday (913).

Test results for 1,319 persons were reported on Sunday, down from Saturday (1,435).


Saturday, August 15
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota rose by two to 152, according to the latest report from the South Dakota Department of Health. One of the two deaths occurred in the 60-69 year old age range, while the second death occurred in the 80+ age range. Both victims were men, one from Lake County and the other from Pennington County.

There were 94 new positive coronavirus cases announced on Saturday, which brought the state’s total to 10,118, up from Friday (10,024).

In South Dakota, there have been 8,884 recoveries, 111 more than Friday (8,773).

Active cases are now at 1,082, down from Friday (1,101).

There are 63 current South Dakotans in the hospital, down two from Friday (65). Total hospitalizations are at 913, up from Friday (903).

Total persons testing negative are at 117,331, up from Friday (115,990).

Test results for 1,435 persons were reported on Saturday.


Friday, August 14
South Dakota has surpassed 10,000 coronavirus cases and two more COVID-19 deaths were reported in South Dakota on Friday, according to the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

Both deaths were listed in the 80+ age range. One new death was a man and the other was a woman.

There were 127 new positive coronavirus cases announced on Friday, which brought the state’s total to 10,024, up from Thursday (9,897). In South Dakota, there have been 8,773 recoveries, 82 more than Thursday (8,691). A recovered person is someone who has been released from isolation after 10 days have passed since symptoms began.

Active cases are now at 1,101, up from Thursday (1,058).

There are 65 current South Dakotans in the hospital, up nine from Thursday (56). Total hospitalizations are at 903, up from Thursday (896).

Total persons testing negative are at 115,990, up from Thursday (114,873).

Tests results for 1,244 persons were reported on Friday.


Thursday, August 13
The COVID-19 death toll in South Dakota increased by one to 148 in the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The new death was a man listed in the 50-59 age range.

On Thursday, the DOH announced 82 new coronavirus cases, bringing the state total positive case count to 9,897, up from Wednesday (9,815). Total recoveries in South Dakota is now 8,691, up 85 from Wednesday (8,606).

Active cases in South Dakota decreased to 1,058, down four from Wednesday (1,062).

Current hospitalizations for South Dakota residents is at 56, down from Wednesday (59). Total hospitalizations increased to 896, up from Wednesday (892).

Total persons testing negative increased to 114,873, up from Wednesday (113,813). Test results for 1,142 persons were reported on Thursday.


Wednesday, August 12
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota increased by one on Wednesday.

The new death was a woman listed in the age range 60-69 and in Lyman County.

According to the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health, 102 new coronavirus cases were confirmed on Wednesday. The state now has a total of 9,815 positive cases, up from Tuesday (9,713).

Total recoveries increased to 8,606, up 99 from Tuesday (8,507). Active cases increased to 1,062 from Tuesday (1,060).

There are currently 59 South Dakotans hospitalized with the virus, up from Tuesday (57). Total hospitalizations is now at 892, up from Tuesday (887).

Negative persons tested in South Dakota is now at 113,813, up from Tuesday (112,696).

Test results for 1,219 persons reported Wednesday.


Tuesday, August 11
No new deaths were reported and active cases decreased in the latest COVID-19 update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Tuesday, 50 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total to 9,713, up from Monday (9,663). There are now 8,507 recovered cases, 136 more than Monday (8,371).

Active cases are at 1,060, down from Monday (1,146).

Current hospitalizations are at 57, down from Monday (63). Total ever hospitalized is now at 887, up from Monday (882).

The death toll remained at 146.

Total negative people tested negative is now at 112,696, up from Monday (111,814). A total of 932 new tests were reported on Tuesday.


Monday, August 10
For the third day in a row, active coronavirus cases increased in South Dakota, according to the latest report from the South Dakota Department of Health.

On Monday, 59 new coronavirus cases were announced. South Dakota is now at 9,663 total positive cases, up from Sunday (9,605). There have been 8,371 total recovered cases in South Dakota with 37 new recoveries from Sunday (8,334). A positive case moves from active to recovered status based on CDC guidelines for removal from isolation.

Active cases continued to increase on Monday to 1,146, up from Sunday (1,125).

Current hospitalizations are 63, up from Sunday (55). Total hospitalizations are at 882, up from Sunday (876). The death toll remains at 146.

A total of 111,814 people have tested negative, up from Sunday (111,292). There were 581 test results announced on Monday.


Sunday, August 9
On Sunday, there are 1,125 active coronavirus cases in South Dakota.

The death toll remains at 146 on Sunday.

On Sunday, 129 new positive coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total to 9,605, up from Saturday (9,477). There are now 8,334 recoveries, 27 more than Saturday (8,307).

Current hospitalizations are at 55, up 7 from Saturday (48). Total hospitalizations increased to 876, up from Saturday (871).

In South Dakota, 111,292 people have tested negative, up from Saturday (110,510). A total of 911 new test results were reported on Sunday.


Saturday, August 8
South Dakota surpassed 1,000 active coronavirus cases for the first time since June. There are currently 1,024 active coronavirus cases, 41 more than Friday (983). The last time there were more than 1,000 active cases in the state was June 8 with 1,003.

The death toll from the coronavirus increased to 146, up two from Friday (144). Of the two new deaths, both patients were female. One was reported in the 70-79 age range and the other was in the 80+ age range. They were from Minnehaha County and Pennington County.

106 new positive coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total to 9,477, up from Friday (9,371). There are now 8,307 recoveries, 63 more than Friday (8,244).

Current hospitalizations are at 48, up from Friday (47). Total hospitalizations increased to 871, up from Friday (866).

In South Dakota, 110,510 people have tested negative, up from Friday (109,356). A total of 1,260 new test results were reported on Saturday.


Friday, August 7
South Dakota had three new COVID-19 deaths to increase the total to 144, the South Dakota Department of Health reported today.

The age ranges for the three new deaths are: one in the 20 to 29 year old range, another in the 70 to 79 year age range and one in the 80 plus range. Two men and one woman died. Two of the deaths were in Minnehaha County and one death was in Todd County.

There were 98 new positive SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, cases announced Friday, which brought that state’s total to 9,371, up from Thursday’s 9,273. South Dakota now has 8,244 total recoveries from the virus, 99 more than the 8,145 on Thursday.

Active coronavirus cases decreased to 983 from Thursday (987).

Current hospitalizations are at 47, up from Thursday (44). Total hospitalizations increased to 866, up from Thursday (861).


Thursday, August 6
Four new COVID-19 deaths were reported in South Dakota, bringing the state’s total to 141 deaths. The new deaths were announced in Thursday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

Of the four new deaths, four were woman, three in the 80+ age range and one 70-79. Two were in Pennington County, one was in Minnehaha County and one in Oglala Lakota County.

There were 105 new positive SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, cases announced Thursday, which brought that state’s total to 9,273, up from Wednesday (9,168). South Dakota now has 8,145 total recoveries from the virus, 65 more than Wednesday (8,080).

Active coronavirus cases increased to 987, up from Wednesday (951).

Current hospitalizations are at 44, up from Wednesday (43). Total hospitalizations increased to 861, up from Wednesday (856).

In South Dakota, 108,301 people have tested negative, up from Wednesday (107,206). On Thursday, a total of 1,200 new total tests were reported.


Wednesday, August 5
One new death from COVID-19 has been reported by the South Dakota Department of Health Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 137.

The new death was a man in the age range 70-79.

A total of 89 new positive cases of coronavirus were announced on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 9,168, up from Tuesday (9,079). Recovered cases in South Dakota increased to 8,080, 72 more than Tuesday (8,008).

Active cases increased to 951, up from Tuesday (935).

Current hospitalizations are at 43, up from Tuesday (42). Total hospitalizations increased to 856, up from Tuesday (846).

Total persons tested negative increased to 107,206, up from Tuesday (106,302). A total of 993 new test results were reported on Wednesday.


Tuesday, August 4
The death toll from the coronavirus increased by one to 136 on Tuesday in South Dakota, according to state health officials. The new death was listed as a man in the 80+ age range.

On Tuesday, there were 59 new positive cases of COVID-19 announced, bringing the state’s total to 9,079, up from Monday (9,020). There have now been 8,008 recovered cases, 69 more than Monday (7,939).

The South Dakota Department of Health’s updated dashboard calls cases — “persons who meet confirmed or probably case definition according to the national surveillance case definition for COVID-19. A positive case moves from active to recovered status based on the CDC guidelines for removal from isolation.”

Of the 59 new positive cases, 25 are Minnehaha County residents. Active cases decreased to 935 from Monday (946).

Current hospitalizations are at 42, up from Monday (39). Total hospitalizations increased to 846 from Monday (838).

There have now been 106,302 negative persons tested in South Dakota, up from Monday (105,628). There were 733 new test results reported on Tuesday.


Monday, August 3
South Dakota has surpassed 9,000 total positive coronavirus cases, according to the latest update from the state department of health.

On Monday, 65 new positive coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total to 9,020, up from Sunday (8,955). There are now 7,939 recoveries, 30 more than Sunday (7,909).

Active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota increased to 946 from Sunday (911).

There are 39 current hospitalizations for South Dakota residents up from Sunday (35). Total hospitalizations increased to 838, up from Sunday (835).

The death toll remained at 135.

There has now been 105,628 people who have tested negative for the disease. There were 695 test results reported on Monday.


Sunday, August 2
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota rose by one to 135 on Sunday. The new death reported was a man in the 80+ age range from Minnehaha County.

88 new positive cases were reported on Sunday, bringing the states total positive cases to 8,955. The number of recovered patients has increased to 7,909, up 89. Active cases decreased to 911, down two from Saturday.

On Sunday, the DOH reported 35 current hospitalizations. The number of total hospitalizations increased to 835, up from Saturday (832).

The amount of negative persons tested is now at 104,998, up 933 from Friday (104,065). A total of 1,021 new tests were reported Sunday.


Saturday, August 1
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota rose by four on Saturday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health, bringing the total to 134 deaths.

Two of the deaths occurred in the 70-79 year old age range, while the other two deaths occurred in the 80+ age range. Two victims were from Pennington County, one from Union County and one from Brookings County. Three men and one woman were listed.

103 new positive cases were reported on Saturday, bringing the states total positive cases to 8,867. The number of recovered patients has increased to 7,820, up 59 from Friday. Active cases increased to 913, up 40. There were 36 current hospitalizations on Saturday, up five from Friday (31). The number of total hospitalizations increased to 832, up from Friday, (824).

The amount of negative persons tested is now at 104,065, up 1,194 from Friday (102,871).


Friday, July 31
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota rose by one to 130, according to the latest report from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The new death was a Pennington County woman, listed in the 80+ age range. Minnehaha County has the most deaths with 63, while Pennington County now has the second-most with 27.

There were 80 new positive coronavirus cases announced on Friday, bringing the state’s total to 8,764, up from Thursday (8,685). The number of recovered patients has increased to 7,761, up 71 more than Thursday (7,690).

Active cases increased to 873, up from Thursday (866). There are now 31 current hospitalizations, down 13 from Thursday (44). The number of total hospitalizations increased to 824, up from Thursday (815).

The amount of negative persons tested is now at 102,871, up from Thursday (101,660). On Friday, a total of 1,291 new tests.

After reporting a 30-hour time period (1 p.m. Monday to 7 p.m. Tuesday) on Wednesday and an 18-hour time period (7 p.m. Tuesday to 1 p.m. Wednesday) on Thursday, the reporting period is back to standard 24-hours (1 p.m. to 1 p.m. the previous day).


Thursday, July 30
On Thursday, 44 new positive test results were reported, bringing the state’s total to 8,685, up from Wednesday (8,641). There are now 7,690 total recoveries, 81 more than Wednesday (7,609).

Active cases decreased to 866 from Wednesday (903). 

Current hospitalizations went to 44, down from Wednesday (46). Total hospitalizations increased to 815, up from Wednesday (810).

There are now 101,660 negative persons tested negative, up from Wednesday (101,073). A total of 631 new test results were reported on Thursday.

After Wednesday’s report was from an 30-hour time period (1 p.m. Monday to 7 p.m. Tuesday), Thursday’s report is from a 18-hour time period (7 p.m. Tuesday to 1 p.m. Monday).


Wednesday, July 29
The South Dakota Department of Health reported a “delay in the daily data extraction” for Wednesday’s COVID-19 update. 

The DOH announced reported cases data for Wednesday included results from 1 p.m. Monday, July 27 through 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 28 because of a delay in data extraction. Officials have said data is normally reported from one 24-hour time period — 1 p.m. to 1 p.m. — from the previous day.

Six new deaths were reported on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 129. All six new deaths were men. Three were listed 80+ age range, two were 60-69 age range and one 50-59 age range. One was listed in Minnehaha County, one in Lincoln County, one in Lyman County, one in Roberts County, one in Union County and Brown County.

There were 149 new positive coronavirus cases announced Wednesday, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 8,641, up from Tuesday (8,492). Total recoveries increased to 7,609, up 135 more than Tuesday (7,474). 

Active cases increased to 903 from Tuesday (895). 

Current hospitalizations went to 46, down from Tuesday (49). Total hospitalizations increased to 810, up from Tuesday (808).

There are now 101,073 negative persons tested negative, up from Tuesday (98,999). A total of 2,223 new test results were reported on Wednesday.


Tuesday, July 28
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota remained at 123, according to the latest daily update from the state department of health. 

There were 48 new positive cases of coronavirus announced on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 8,492, up from Monday (8,444). Total recoveries from the virus increased to 7,474, 70 more than Monday (7,404). 

Active cases, which have risen the previous 5 days, decreased to 895 from Monday (917). 

Current hospitalizations increased to 49, up from Monday (47). Total hospitalizations increased to 808, up from Monday (806). 

Total negative persons tested was listed at 98,999, up from Monday (98,383). 

There were 664 total test results reported on Monday.


Monday, July 27
Active coronavirus cases increased in South Dakota for the fifth-straight day, according to Monday’s COVID-19 update from the state department of health.

On Monday, 49 new coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 8,444, up from Sunday (8,395). Total recoveries are now at 7,404, up 40 from Sunday (7,364). 

Active cases increased to 917 from Sunday (908). Current hospitalizations are at 47, down from Sunday (48). Total hospitalizations are at 806, up from Sunday (801). The death toll remained at 123. 

Total people testing negative changed from 98,531 on Sunday to 98,383. DOH officials said changes would be coming to the state’s website dashboard and planned to discuss them during Monday’s briefing.


Sunday, July 26
South Dakota has 90 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 8,395. The number of recoveries increased by 57 to 7,364, up from Saturday.

123 South Dakota residents have died from the coronavirus, according to the DOH. That’s one more than Saturday. The victim reported on Sunday was a man reported to be in the 70-79 age range from Todd County.

Active cases increased to 908 from Saturday. Total hospitalizations increased to 801, up from Saturday. 48 people are currently hospitalized.

There are now 98,531 negative persons tested, up from Saturday (97,608).

A total of 1,013 new test results were reported on Sunday.


Saturday, July 25
South Dakota has 105 new coronavirus cases, according to the South Dakota Department of Health website on Saturday. This brought the state’s total positive case count to 8,305, up from Friday (8,200).

The number of recoveries increased by 46 to 7,307, up from Friday. Minnehaha County saw the biggest case jump with 3,983 total positive cases on Saturday, up 42 from Friday.

The death toll remains at 122.

Active cases increased to 876 from Friday. Total hospitalizations increased to 798, up from Friday. There are now 97,608 negative persons tested, up from Friday.

A total of 2,423 new test results were reported on Saturday.


Friday, July 24
Current hospitalizations from COVID-19 remain low in South Dakota, according to Friday’s update from the state department of health.

The death toll increased by one to 122. The new death was a man listed in the age range 50-59.

On Friday, 57 new positive coronavirus cases were announced, which brought the state’s total positive case count to 82,000, up from Thursday (8,143). The number of recoveries increased by 47 to 7,261, up from Thursday (7,214).

Active cases increased to 817 from Thursday (808). Current hospitalizations in South Dakota are at the lowest rates since mid-April. After falling to 50 on Thursday, the number of South Dakotans currently in the hospital for COVID-19 is down to 45. Total hospitalizations increased to 796, up from Thursday (792).

There are now 95,290 negative tests, up from Thursday (94,393). A total of 954 new test results were reported on Friday.


Thursday, July 23
The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota increased by two on Thursday, according to the state health department.

Two more deaths brought the death toll from the virus to 121. One new death was a man and one was a woman. The age range for both deaths was 80+ years-old. One was listed in Pennington County and one was listed in Lake County.

A total of 66 new positive coronavirus cases were reported Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 8,143, up from Thursday (8,077). Total recoveries increased to 7,214, up 55 from Thursday (7,159).

Active cases are at 808, up from Thursday (799). In South Dakota, 65/66 counties have now reported at least one positive case. Harding County is the lone county without reporting a positive case.

Current hospitalizations are at 50, down from Thursday (56). Total hospitalizations increased to 792, up from Thursday (790).

Total negative tests increased to 94,393, up from Thursday (92,981).

After surpassing 100,000 total reported tests performed on Wednesday, a total of 1,478 new tests were reported Thursday.


Wednesday, July 22
Active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota are back under 800, according to the South Dakota Department of Health’s daily test result update.

There were 58 new positive cases of COVID-19 announced on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 8,077, up from Tuesday (8,019). Total recoveries from the virus increased to 7,159, up from Tuesday (7,081).

Active cases decreased to 799 from 820 on Tuesday. The death toll went up to 119 with a new death reported as a woman in the 50 – 59 age group from Pennington County.

The number of current hospitalizations went down to 56 from Tuesday (62). Total hospitalizations increased to 790 from Tuesday (776).

There are now 92,981 negative test results in the state, up from Tuesday (91,826).

A total of 1,213 new test results were reported Wednesday; there were 1,191 new test results reported Tuesday.


Tuesday, July 21
Total positive coronavirus cases surpassed 8,000 on Tuesday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health’s daily test result update.

There were 76 new positive cases of COVID-19 announced on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 8,019, up from Monday (7,943). Total recoveries from the virus increased to 7,081, up 85 from Monady (6,996).

Active cases decreased to 820 from 829 on Monday. The death toll remained at 118.

The number of current hospitalizations went down to 62 from Monday (65). Total hospitalizations increased to 776 from Monday (774).

There are now 91,826 negative test results in the state, up from Monday (90,711).

A total of 1,191 new test results were reported Tuesday. There was 577 tests reported on Monday.


Monday, July 20
On Monday, 37 new positive cases were announced, bringing the state’s total to 7,943, up from Sunday (7,906). There were 44 new recoveries announced, which brought the recovery total in South Dakota to 6,996, up from Sunday (6,952). 

Active cases decreased to 829 from Sunday (836). The death toll remained at 118.

Current hospitalizations are at 65, up from Sunday (63). Total hospitalizations are at 774, the same from Sunday (774). 

There are now 90,711 negative test results, up from Sunday (90,181). 

The state announced 567 new tests on Monday.


Sunday, July 19
The death toll from the coronavirus increased by two on Sunday. The two deaths are reported as one man and one woman. One person is from Minnehaha County and the other is from Pennington County. One death was listed in the 50-59 age range and the other death was listed in the 80+ age range. Deaths from COVID-19 in South Dakota are now at 118.

There were 44 new coronavirus cases announced, bringing the state’s total positive cases to 7,906. Total recoveries from the virus increased to 6,952. 

Active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota are now at 836. Current hospitalizations are at 63, down from Saturday (70). Total hospitalizations are at 774, up from Saturday (771). 

There are now a total of 90,181 negative tests, up from Saturday (89,385). A total of 840 new tests were reported Sunday, down from 434 on Saturday (1,274).


Saturday, July 18
South Dakota has 73 new coronavirus cases, for a total of 7,862 positive cases in the state. Total recoveries from the virus increased to 6,891. Reported deaths from the coronavirus remain at 116 on Saturday.

Active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota are now at 855. Current hospitalizations are at 70. Total hospitalizations are at 771. A total of 89,385 negative tests were reported on Saturday.

A total of 1,274 new tests were reported Saturday, down from 663 on Friday (1,937).


Friday, July 17
New coronavirus cases increased by 95 and the death toll increased by one to 116 in South Dakota on Friday, the state department of health announced. 

The new death came in Beadle County, which now has nine total deaths. The new death was a man in the 50-59 age range.

South Dakota has had a total of 7,789 positive cases, up from Thursday (7,694). Total recoveries from the virus increased to 6,808, up 71 more from Thursday (6,737). 

Active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota are now at 865, up from Thursday (842). 

Current hospitalizations are at 61, the same as Thursday (61). Total hospitalizations are at 763, up from Thursday (757). 

There are now a total of 88,184 negative tests, up from Thursday (86,342). 

A total of 1,937 new tests were reported Friday, up from 432 on Thursday.


Thursday, July 16
Four new deaths brought South Dakota’s death toll from the coronavirus to 115, according to the latest COVID-19 test results from the South Dakota Department of Health.

Two deaths were men and two were women. One new death was listed in the 30-39 age range, two were 60-69 and one was 80+. One death was in Minnehaha County, one was in Union County, one was in Todd County and one was in Oglala Lakota.

There were 42 new positive COVID-19 cases announced Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 7,694, up from Wednesday (7,652). Total recoveries are now at 6,737, up 74 more from Wednesday (6,663). 

Active cases went down to 842 from Wednesday (878).  Current hospitalizations are at 61, up from Wednesday (59). Total hospitalizations are now at 757, up from Wednesday (752). 

There are now 86,342 negative test results, up from Wednesday (85,891). A total of 493 new test results were reported on Thursday.


Wednesday, July 15
There were 80 new positive COVID-19 cases announced Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 7,652, up from Tuesday (7,572). Total recoveries are now at 6,663, up 64 more from Tuesday (6,599). 

Active cases went up to 878 from Tuesday (864). 

The new deaths reported are two men in the 70-79 age group. One was from Butte County and the other from Pennington County.

Current hospitalizations are at 59, down from Tuesday (62). Total hospitalizations are now at 752, up from Tuesday (744). 

There are now 85,891 negative test results, up from Tuesday (84,592). 

A total of 1,379 new test results were reported on Wednesday.


Tuesday, July 14
On Tuesday, 48 new positive test results were reported, bringing the state’s total to 7,572, up from Monday (7,524). There are now 6,599 total recoveries, 56 more than Monday (6,543).

Active cases decreased to 864 from Monday (872). 

Current hospitalizations are at 62, down one from Monday (63). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are 744, up from Monday (742). 

The death toll remained at 109.

Negative test results are at 84,592, up from Monday (83,854). 

There were a total of 786 new tests were reported Tuesday.


Monday, July 13
On Monday, 25 new positive test results were reported, bringing the state’s total to 7,524, up from Sunday (7,499). There are now 6,543 total recoveries, 21 more than Sunday (6,522). 

Active cases increased to 872 from Sunday (868). 

Current hospitalizations are at 63, up from Sunday (53). Total hospitalizations are at 742, up from Sunday (738). 

The death toll remained at 109.

Negative test results are at 83,854, up from Sunday (83,109). 

There were a total of 770 new tests were reported Monday.


Sunday, July 12
45 new positive cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive cases to 7,499 up from Saturday. There have been 6,522 recoveries, 52 more than Saturday. 

Active cases are now at 868, down from Saturday (875). Current hospitalizations are 53, down from Saturday. Total hospitalizations remain at 738, from Saturday. There have been a total of 83,109 negative tests, up from Saturday (82,152). 

On Sunday, a total of 1,002 new test results were reported.


Saturday, July 11
Coronavirus deaths in South Dakota increased by two. The new deaths were listed as two men. One new death was listed in the 60-69 age range and the other death was listed in the 70-79 age range. The state’s death toll is now at 109.

55 new positive cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive cases to 7,454.. There have been 6,470 recoveries, 62 more than Friday. Active cases are now at 875, down from Friday. 

Current hospitalizations are 65, the same as Friday. Total hospitalizations are at 738, up from Friday. There have been a total of 82,152 negative tests, up from Friday (81,141). 

On Saturday, a total of 1,066 new test results were reported.


Friday, July 10
Coronavirus deaths in South Dakota increased by six on Friday, according to the state department of health. 

The new deaths were listed as four men and two women. Three new deaths were listed in the 80+ age range, two in the 30-39 age range and one in the 60-69 age range. The state’s death toll is now at 107. Three deaths were in Pennington County, two in Hughes County and one was listed in Minnehaha County.

On Friday, 65 new positive cases were announced, bringing the state’s total positive cases to 7,401, up from Thursday (7,336). There have been 6,408 recoveries, 77 more than Thursday (6,331). 

Active cases are now at 886, down from Thursday (904). 

Current hospitalizations are 65, up from Thursday (61). Total hospitalizations are at 726, up from Thursday (718). 

There have been a total of 81,141 negative tests, up from Thursday (79,974). 

On Friday, a total of 1,232 new test results were reported.


Thursday, July 9
The death toll from the coronavirus in South Dakota surpassed 100 on Thursday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

The three new deaths were all women with two listed in the 60-69 age range and one 80+ age range. One death was listed in Yankton County, one in Todd County and one in Pennington County. South Dakota’s first death from COVID-19 was reported on March 10.

A total of 94 new positive cases were announced, bringing the state’s COVID-19 positive cases to 7,336, up from Wednesday (7,242). Total recoveries increased to 6,331, up 51 from Wednesday (6,280).

Active cases is at 904, up from Wednesday (864). Current hospitalizations is at 61, up from Wednesday (54). Total hospitalizations are now at 718, up from Wednesday (709).

Negative tests increased to 79,974 up from Wednesday (78,984). A total of 1,084 new tests were reported on Thursday.


Wednesday, July 8
There were 79 new positive cases of COVID-19 announced, bringing the state’s total to 7,242 up from Tuesday (7,163). There were 90 new recoveries announced for a total of 6,280, up from Tuesday (6,190).

Active cases are at 864, down from Tuesday (875). Current hospitalizations are at 54. Total hospitalizations are at 709, up from Tuesday (699).

The death toll from the coronavirus in South Dakota remains at 98 in the state.

There are now a total of 78,984 negative tests, up from Tuesday (78,202). A total of 861 new test results were announced Wednesday.

With new cases reported on Wednesday, there are only three South Dakota counties without a case yet: Perkins, Harding and Potter.


Tuesday, July 7
The death toll from the coronavirus in South Dakota increased to 98 with one new death reported Tuesday, according to the latest daily update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

The new death was listed as a man, age range 70-79 located in Minnehaha County. South Dakota’s largest county has now accounted for 59 deaths.

On Tuesday, there were 58 new positive cases of COVID-19 announced, bringing the state’s total to 7,163, up from Monday (7,105). There were 127 new recoveries announced for a total of 6,190, up from Monday (6,063).

Active cases are at 875, down from Monday (945). Current hospitalizations are 64, down from Monday (69). Total hospitalizations are at 699, up from Monday (692).

There are now a total of 78,202 negative tests announced, up from Monday (77,198). A total of 1,062 new test results were announced Tuesday. Monday there were 300 new tests reported and on Sunday there were 173 new tests reported.


Monday, July 6
South Dakota had 42 new cases of the coronavirus, the South Dakota Department of Health said Monday.

Deaths remain at 97 for at least the third straight day. Active cases increased by 42 cases from Sunday from 903 to 945 on Monday.

Recoveries stayed at 6,063. Current hospitalizations remain at 59. The state has 7,105 positive cases compared to 7,063 on Sunday.

Total hospitalizations increased by one to 692 from 691 on Sunday. Total negative tests since the pandemic started are at 77,198 an increase of 258 from Sunday (76,940).


Sunday, July 5
South Dakota has 35 new coronavirus cases, according to the South Dakota Department of Health website on Sunday.

There were 7,063 positive cases an increase from Saturday’s 7,028.

Active cases increased to 903 from Saturday (869).

The number of people hospitalized increased to 59 from 54 on Saturday.

The total number of recoveries increased to 6,063 from Saturday’s 6,062. Deaths remain at 97.

The total of all hospitalized increased to 691 from 689 on Saturday.

The total negative tests were at 76,940. Saturday’s negative test total was 76,802.  

There were a total of 173 tests reported Sunday.


Saturday, July 4
South Dakota has 50 new coronavirus cases, according to the South Dakota Department of Health website on Saturday.

There were 7,028 positive cases an increase from Friday’s 6,978.

Active cases increased to 869 from Friday (832).

The number of people hospitalized decreased to 54 from 58 on Friday.

The total number of recoveries increased to 6,062 from Friday’s 6,049. Deaths remain at 97.

The total of all hospitalized increased to 689 from 687 on Friday.

The total negative tests were at 76,802. Friday’s negative test total was 76,015. 


Friday, July 3
South Dakota has 85 new coronavirus cases today, July 3, according to the South Dakota Department of Health website.

The number of people hospitalized decreased to 58 from 64 on Thursday. Active cases increased to 832 from Thursday (814).

There were 6,978 positive cases an increase from Thursday’s 6,893. The total number of recoveries increased to 6,049 from Thursday’s 5,982. Deaths stayed at 97.

The total of all hospitalized increased to 687 from 683 on Thursday. The total negative tests were at 76,015. Thursday’s negative test total was 75,048.  


Thursday, July 2
The death toll from the coronavirus in South Dakota is now at 97, according to Thursday’s report from the South Dakota Department of Health. 

Two of the victims are reported in the 80+ years age range and two are reported in the 60-69 years range. The four new deaths come from four counties: Beadle, Buffalo, Lyman and Pennington.

There were 67 new positive cases announced Thursday, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 6,893. Total recoveries increased to 5,982 with 49 new recoveries announced, up from Wednesday (5,933).

Active cases are now at 814, up from Wednesday (800). Current hospitalizations are at 64, which is down one from Wednesday (65). Total hospitalizations are at 683, up nine from Wednesday (674).

Throughout the pandemic, there have been 75,048 negative test results reported as of Thursday, up 931 from Wednesday (74,117). There were a total of 998 test results reported Thursday.


Wednesday, July 1
The death toll from the coronavirus in South Dakota is now at 93, according to Wednesday’s report from the South Dakota Department of Health. 

There were 62 new positive cases announced Wednesday, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 6,826. Total recoveries increased to 5,933 with 61 new recoveries announced, up from Tuesday (5,872). 

Active cases are now at 800, down from Tuesday (801). Current hospitalizations are at 65, which is up three from Tuesday. Total hospitalizations are at 674, up eight from Tuesday.

Throughout the pandemic, there have been 74,117 negative test results reported as of Wednesday, up from Tuesday (73,324). There were a total of 855 tests reported Wednesday, which brought June’s total test numbers to nearly 37,000.


Tuesday, June 30
The death toll from the coronavirus in South Dakota remained at 91, according to Tuesday’s report from the South Dakota Department of Health. 

There were 48 new positive cases announced Tuesday, bringing the state’s total positive case count to 6,764, up from Monday (6,716). Total recoveries increased to 5,872 with 54 more announced on Tuesday, up from Monday (5,818). 

Active cases are now at 801, down from Monday (807). Current hospitalizations are 62, down from Monday (70). Total hospitalizations are at 666, up from Monday (657). 

There were 73,324 negative test results reported Tuesday, up from Monday (72,741). There were a total of 631 tests reported Tuesday which brought June’s total test numbers to 36,010.


Monday, June 29
A total of 35 new positive coronavirus cases were announced from 564 new reported tests on Monday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

There were 35 new positive cases announced Monday, bringing the state’s total to 6,716, up from Sunday (6,681). There were 67 new recoveries announced for a total of 5,819, up from Sunday (5,752). 

Active cases are now at 807, down from Sunday (838). Current hospitalizations are at 70, down from Sunday (75). Total hospitalizations are now at 657, up from Sunday (652). 

The death toll remained at 91. 


Sunday, June 28
There were 55 new COVID-19 positive cases announced on Sunday, bringing the state’s total during the pandemic to 6,681, up from Saturday. Total recoveries are at 5,752, up 35. Active cases are now at 838, up from Saturday when that number was at 818.

Current hospitalizations are now at 75, up from Saturday (73). Total hospitalizations increased to 652, up 7 from Saturday (645). There are 72,212 total negative test results announced, up from Saturday (71,474). There were 793 new tests reported by the department of health Sunday.

Saturday, June 27
A total of 91 South Dakotans have died due to the coronavirus. According to data from the South Dakota Department of Health, the victims were two women and one man. Two of the death reports come from Pennington County and one from Minnehaha County. Two of the patients were 60-69 years old. One patient was 70-79 years old.

There were 91 new COVID-19 positive cases announced on Saturday, bringing the state’s total during the pandemic to 6,626. Total recoveries are at 5,717, up 65 from Friday (5,652).   

Active cases are now at 818, up from Friday when that number was at 795.

Current hospitalizations are now at 73, down from Friday. Total hospitalizations increased to 645, up 6 from Friday.

There are 71,474 total negative test results announced, up from Friday (70,480).

The number of test results reported since Saturday is 1,085.


Friday, June 26
The death toll from the coronavirus is up to 88 in South Dakota. According to data from the South Dakota Department of Health, the victim was a woman 80+ years old from Pennington County.

There were 56 new COVID-19 positive cases announced on Thursday, bringing the state’s total during the pandemic to 6,535, up from Thursday (6,479). Total recoveries are at 5,652, up 60 from Thursday (5,592).    

Active cases are now at 795, down from Thursday when that number was at 800.

Current hospitalizations are now at 79, which is the same as Thursday (79). Total hospitalizations increased to 639, up 7 from Thursday (632). 

There are 70,480 total negative test results announced, up from Thursday (69,375).

The number of test results reported since Thursday is 1,161.


Thursday, June 25
The death toll from the coronavirus is up to 87, with three new deaths reported by the South Dakota Department of Health on Thursday.

There were 60 new COVID-19 positive cases announced on Thursday, bringing the state’s total during the pandemic to 6,479, up from Wednesday (6,419). Total recoveries are at 5,592, up 38 from Wednesday (5,554).    

Active cases are now at 800, up from Wednesday (781). 

Current hospitalizations are now at 79, down from Wednesday (81). Total hospitalizations increased to 632, three more than Wednesday (629). 

There were 69,375 negative test results announced, up from Wednesday (68,658). 


Wednesday, June 24
The death toll from the coronavirus increase by one up to 84, according to the latest COVID-19 testing results from the South Dakota Department of Health. 

The new death was listed as a man in the age range 80+ in Minnehaha County. Minnehaha County has reported 55 COVID-19 deaths, while Pennington County is at 12.

On Wednesday, there were 66 new positive cases announced, bringing the state’s total to 6,419, up from Tuesday (6,353). There were 57 new recoveries for a new total of 5,554, up from Tuesday (5,497). 

Active cases are now at 781, up from Tuesday (773). 

Current hospitalizations are now at 84, down from Tuesday (85). Total hospitalizations increased to 629, five more than Tuesday (624). 

There were 68,658 negative test results announced, up from Tuesday (67,633). 

A total of 1,091 tests were reported on Wednesday. There were 303 new tests announced on Monday and 657 announced on Tuesday.


Tuesday, June 23
The death toll from the coronavirus increased to 83 as two new deaths were announced by the South Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday. 

The two new deaths were listed as in the 80+ age range and 70-79 age range. One new death was male and one female. One was in Minnehaha County and one was in Pennington County.

There were 27 new positive cases announced, bring the state’s total to 6,353, up from Monday (6,326). Recoveries increased to 5,497 with 50 new recoveries announced Tuesday. 

Active cases are now at 773, down from Monday (808). It’s the first time active cases in South Dakota have been below 800 since May 6.

Current hospitalizations of South Dakota residents are at 85, down three from Monday (88). Total hospitalizations are at 624, up eight from Monday (616).

There were 67,633 negative tests, up from Monday (67,003).


Monday, June 22
The death toll from the coronavirus remained at 81, according to the latest report from the South Dakota Department of Health. 

There were 29 new positive cases of COVID-19 announced on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 6,326, up from Sunday (6,297). Total recoveries increased to 5,437, up 48 from Sunday (5,389). 

Active cases are at 808, down from Sunday (827). 

Current hospitalizations are at 88, down from Sunday (89). Total hospitalizations are at 616, up from Sunday (608).

Throughout the pandemic, there have been 67,003 negative tests.


Sunday, June 21
There were 72 new positive cases announced on Sunday, bringing the state total to 6,297, up from Saturday (6,225). Total recoveries are at 5,389, up 54 from Saturday (5,335). 

Active cases are at 827, up 18 from Saturday (809). 

Current hospitalizations are at 89, down two from Saturday (91). Total hospitalizations increased to 608, up 10 from Saturday (598). 

Total negative tests are at 66,729 throughout the pandemic.

The death toll remains at 81 on Sunday.


Saturday, June 20
There were 67 new positive cases announced on Saturday, bringing the state total to 6,225, up from Friday (6,158). Total recoveries are at 5,335, up 59 from Friday (5,276). 

Active cases are at 809, up eight from Friday (801). 

Current hospitalizations are at 91, down four from Friday (95). Total hospitalizations increased to 598, up nine from Friday (589). 

Total negative tests are at 65,690 throughout the pandemic.

The death toll remains at 81 on Saturday.


Friday, June 19
The death toll from the coronavirus in South Dakota went up by three on Friday, according to the latest update from the South Dakota Department of Health. 

There were 49 new positive cases announced on Friday, bringing the state total to 6,158, up from Thursday (6,109). Total recoveries are at 5,276, up 55 from Thursday (5,221). 

Active cases are at 801, down nine from Thursday (810). 

Current hospitalizations are at 95, up two from Thursday (93). Total hospitalizations increased to 589, up four from Thursday (585). 

The new deaths were all women in the 80+ age group.

Total negative tests are at 65,035 throughout the pandemic.


Thursday, June 18
There were 59 new positive coronavirus cases announced Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 6,109, up from Wednesday (6,050). Total recoveries are now at 5,221, up from Wednesday (5,143). 

Active cases are at 810, down 19 from Wednesday (829). 

Current hospitalizations are at 93, up from Wednesday (91). Cumulative hospitalizations are at 585, up from Wednesday (570). 

78 people have died from COVID-19, the same as on Wednesday.

There are now 64,244 negative tests, up from Wednesday (62,938).


Wednesday, June 17
According to the new numbers released, the new death reported was a man from Lincoln County in the 80+ year old range.

There were 84 new positive coronavirus cases announced Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 6,050, up from Tuesday (5,966). Total recoveries are now at 5,143, up 74 from Tuesday (5,069). 

Active cases are at 829, up 9 from Tuesday (820). 

Current hospitalizations are at 91, down from Tuesday (92). Cumulative hospitalizations are at 570, up from Tuesday (562). 

78 people have died from COVID-19, up one from Tuesday when there were 77 deaths.

There are now 62,938 negative tests, up from Tuesday (61,236).


Tuesday, June 16
The death toll from COVID-19 increased by two for a new total of 77 as total cases continue to approach 6,000, according to the latest test result update from the South Dakota Department of Health. 

The new deaths were one man and one woman, one age 50-59 and one 70-79. One new death was reported in Minnehaha County and one was reported in Pennington County.

There were 38 new positive coronavirus cases announced Tuesday, bring the state’s total to 5,966, up from Monday (5,928). Total recoveries are now at 5,069, up 108 from Monday (4,961). 

Active cases are at 820, down 72 from Monday (892). 

Current hospitalizations are at 92, down from Monday (93). Cumulative hospitalizations are at 562, up from Monday (544). 

There are now 61,236 negative tests, up from Monday (60,467). There were 807 new tests reported Tuesday.


Monday, June 15
There were 30 new COVID-19 positive cases announced on Monday, bringing the state’s total during the pandemic to 5,928, up from Sunday (5,898). Total recoveries are at 4,961, up 62 from Sunday (4,899).    

Active cases in South Dakota are at 892, down 32 from Sunday (924). Deaths during the pandemic remain at 75.

There are 93 people currently in the hospital for COVID-19, up six from Sunday (87). Total hospitalizations are at 544, up five from Sunday (539). 

Negative tests are at 60,467, up 1,046 from Sunday (59,421). There were 1,076 total tests reported Monday.


Sunday, June 14
There were 65 new COVID-19 positive cases announced on Sunday, bringing the state’s total during the pandemic to 5,898, up from Saturday (5,833). Total recoveries are at 4,899, up 71 from Saturday (4,828).    

Active cases in South Dakota are at 924, down 6 from Saturday (930). 

There are 87 people currently in the hospital for COVID-19, up two from Saturday (85). Total hospitalizations are at 539, up 8 from Friday (531). 

Deaths during the pandemic remain at 75 on Sunday.

Negative tests are at 59,421, up 741 from Saturday (58,680).


Saturday, June 13
There were 91 new COVID-19 positive cases announced on Saturday, bringing the state’s total during the pandemic to 5,833, up from Friday (5,742). Total recoveries are at 4,828, up 73 from Friday (4,755).    

Active cases in South Dakota are at 930, up 17 from Friday (913). 

There are 85 people currently in the hospital for COVID-19, down two from Friday (87). Total hospitalizations are at 531, up 6 from Friday (525). 

Deaths during the pandemic now stand at 75. The latest death was a woman from Pennington County between 50-59 years old.

Negative tests are at 58,680, up 1,417 from Friday (57,263).


Friday, June 12
There were 77 new COVID-19 positive cases announced on Friday, bringing the state’s total during the pandemic to 5,742, up from Thursday (5,665). Total recoveries are at 4,755, up 91 from Thursday (4,664).    

Active cases in South Dakota are at 913, down 15 from Thursday (928). 

There are 87 people currently in the hospital for COVID-19, the same as on Thursday (87). Total hosptializations are at 525, up 11 from Thursday (514). 

Deaths during the pandemic now stand at 74. The latest death was a man from Minnehaha County between 60-69 years old.

Negative tests are at 57,263, up 1,184 from Thursday (56,079). 


Thursday, June 11
There were 62 new COVID-19 positive cases announced on Thursday, bringing the state’s total during the pandemic to 5,665, up from Wednesday (5,604). Total recoveries are at 4,664, up 91 from Wednesday (4,573).    

Active cases in South Dakota are at 928, down 34 from Wednesday (962). 

There are 87 people currently in the hospital for COVID-19, down 14 from Wednesday (101). Total hosptializations are at 514, up from Wednesday (503). 

Deaths during the pandemic now stand at 73. The latest deaths reported include two men and two women. The victims include one in the 40-49 year age group one in the 50-59 year age group and two in the 80 and older age group. Counties reporting the latest deaths include Brown, Minnehaha, Pennington and Union.

Negative tests are at 59,079, up 998 from Wednesday (55,081). 


Wednesday, June 10
There were 81 new COVID-19 positive cases announced on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total during the pandemic to 5,604, up from Tuesday (5,523). Total recoveries are at 4,573, up 90 from Tuesday (4,483).    

Active cases in South Dakota are at 962, down 10 from Tuesday (972). 

There are 101 people currently in the hospital for COVID-19, up 11 from Tuesday (90). Total hosptializations are at 503, up from Tuesday (487). 

Deaths during the pandemic now stand at 69. The latest death was a man 80 years of age or older from Beadle County.

Negative tests are at 55,081, up from Tuesday (53,626). 


Tuesday, June 9
There were 52 new positive cases announced, bringing the state’s total to 5,523, up from Monday (5,471). Total recoveries are at 4,483, up 80 from Monday (4,403).    

Active cases in South Dakota are at 972, down 31 from Monday (1,003). 

There are 90 people currently in the hospital for COVID-19, down from Monday (92). Total hosptializations are at 487, up from Monday (482). 

The deaths include one man and two women. The new deaths were reported in the 50-59 year age group and two in the 80+ age group. The deaths happened in Lake, Minnehaha and Pennington Counties.

Negative tests are at 53,626, up from Monday (52,348). 


Monday, June 8
Total positive cases are now at 5,471, up 33 from Sunday (5,438). Total recoveries are at 4,403, up 68 from Sunday (4,335). 

Active cases are at 1,003, down 35 from Sunday (1,038). 

People currently in the hospital from COVID-19 are at 92, up five from Sunday (87). Total hospitalizations are at 482, up from Sunday (478). 

The death toll remains at 65. 

Negative tests are at 52,348, up from Sunday (51,622). On Monday, 759 total tests were reported. 


Sunday, June 7
Active cases are at 1,038, up from Saturday. Total positive cases are now at 5,438, up 71 from Saturday. Recoveries are at 4,335 with 62 new recoveries announced Sunday.

Current hospitalizations are at 87, down 6 from Saturday. Total hospitalizations are at 478, up from Saturday. Negative tests are at 51,622, up from Saturday.

The death toll from the coronavirus remains at 65.


Saturday, June 6
Active cases are at 1,029, down from Friday. Total positive cases are now at 5,367, up 90 from Friday. Recoveries are at 4,273 with 94 new recoveries announced Saturday.

Current hospitalizations are at 93, up 10 from Friday. Total hospitalizations are at 474, up from Friday. Negative tests are at 50,091, up from Friday.

The death toll from the coronavirus remains at 65 as new test results were announced Saturday by the South Dakota Department of Health. 


Friday, June 5
One new death announced Friday brought South Dakota’s death toll from the coronavirus to 65, the state department of health announced.

The new death was listed in Meade County as a female in the 50-59 age range.

Total positive cases are now at 5,277, up 30 from Thursday (5,247). Recoveries are at 4,179 with 16 new recoveries announced Friday. 

Current hospitalizations are at 83, down three from Thursday (86). Total hospitalizations are at 467, up from Thursday (464). 

Negative tests are at 48,086, up from Thursday (47,374).


Thursday, June 4
Total positive cases are now at 5,247 up 85 from Wednesday (5,162). Recoveries are at 4,163, 79 more than Wednesday (4,084). 

Active cases are at 1,020, up from Wednesday (1,016). 

The number of deaths went up by two to 64. One death is a patient reported to be in the 60-69 age range. The second patient is reported to be 80 years old or older.

Current hospitalizations are at 86, down from Wednesday (87). Total hospitalizations are at 464, up 8 from Wednesday (456). 

Negative tests are at 47,376, up from Tuesday (43,500).


Wednesday, June 3
Total positive cases, which passed 5,000 on Monday, are now at 5,162, up 95 from Tuesday (5,067). Recoveries are at 4,084, 94 more than Tuesday (3,990). 

Active cases are at 1,016, up from Tuesday (1,015). 

Current hospitalizations are at 87, the same from Tuesday (87). Total hospitalizations are at 456, up 13from Tuesday (443). 

Negative tests are at 43,500, up from Tuesday (41,779).


Tuesday, June 2
Total positive cases, which passed 5,000 on Monday, are now at 5,067, up 33 from Monday (5,034). Recoveries are at 3,990, 87 more than Monday (3,903). 

Active cases are at 1,015, down from Monday (1,069). The death toll remained at 62 for the third-straight day.

Current hospitalizations are at 89, up from Monday (87). Total hospitalizations are at 443, up from Monday (432). 

Negative tests are at 41,779, up from Monday (40,627).


Monday, June 1
Total positive cases are at 5,034, up 41 from Sunday (4,993). Recoveries are at 3,903, 66 more than Sunday (3,837). 

Active cases are 1,069, down 25 from Sunday (1,094). 

Current hospitalizaions are at 87, up from Sunday (86). Total cumulative hospitalizations are at 435, up from Sunday (432). 

Negative tests are at 40,627, up from 39,135 on Sunday. 

The death toll remained at 62.


Sunday, May 31
1,094 people are sick with COVID-19 in South Dakota as of Saturday. That’s the active case count according to the South Dakota Department of Health. There were 1,093 active cases reported on Saturday.

4,993 people have tested positive for COVID-19 throughout the pandemic in the state, with 33 new positive cases announced on Sunday. Positive cases were at 4,960 on Saturday.

3,837 people have recovered with 32 new recoveries as of Sunday; there were 3,805 recoveries as of Saturday.

86 patients are currently hospitalized, a decrease of 7 from Saturday (93). The number of people ever hospitalized is at 432, up 5from Saturday (427).

There are 39,135 negatives tests, up 1,157 from Saturday. (37,978)


Saturday, May 30
There are an additional 3 deaths from COVID-19 in South Dakota.

The South Dakota Department of Health reports 62 people have died due to COVID-19. The three new cases reported on Saturday are all females, according to the state.

One patient is reported to be in the 20-29 age range. She is a 23-year-old woman from Huron. KELOLAND News reported Blanca Ramirez Gonzalez is the youngest South Dakotan to die of the illness.

The second patient is reported in the 40-49 age range. The third patient is reported in the 60-69 age range. Two of the patients were reported from Beadle County. The third case is reported from Pennington County.

1,093 people are sick with COVID-19 in South Dakota as of Saturday. That’s the active case count according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

4,960 people have tested positive for COVID-19 throughout the pandemic in the state, with 94 new positive cases announced on Saturday. Positive cases were at 4,866 on Friday.

3,805 people have recovered with 61 new recoveries as of Saturday; there were 3,744 recoveries as of Friday.

93 patients are currently hospitalized, a decrease of 2 from Friday (95). The number of people ever hospitalized is at 427, up 9 from Friday (418).

There are 37,978 negatives tests, up 2,162 from Friday. (35,816)


Friday, May 29
There are an additional 5 deaths from COVID-19 in South Dakota.

The number of active cases stands at 1,063, up 22 since Thursday (1,041). 3,744 people have recovered; that’s up 26 from the day before.

There are 4,866 total positive cases of COVID-19; the state says that’s an increase of 77 new positive cases announced on Friday.

The number of deaths stands went up by 5 to 59. Four of the deaths are in Minnehaha County and one in Beadle County.

95 patients are currently hospitalized, a decrease of 10 from Thursday (105). Throughout the pandemic, 418 people have needed to be hospitalized.

There have been 35,816 total negative tests in the state, up 1,583 since Thursday (34,233).


Thursday, May 28
There are 83 new positive cases, according to the state Department of Health, bringing the total throughout the pandemic to 4,793. (Wednesday 4,710.)

The number of active cases in the state is now at 1,041, up 4 from Wednesday (1,037).

3,698 people have recovered from COVID-19; that’s up 79 from Wednesday. (3,619)

The number of people who’ve died from COVID-19 in South Dakota is at 54, which is the same as Wednesday.

105 patients are in the hospital with COVID-19, up 4 from Wednesday (101). Total hospitalizations stand at 406, up 15 from Wednesday (391).

There have been 34,233 total negative tests in the state, up 937 from the previous day (33,296).


Wednesday, May 27
The number of people who’ve died from COVID-19 in South Dakota is at 54.

The South Dakota Department of Health case tracker shows two men and two women have died. The victims are in the following age ranges: 30-39, 50-59 and two in the 60-69 range. They were from Brown County, Todd County and two from Minnehaha County.

The number of active cases in the state is now at 1,037, down 38 from Tuesday (1,075).

There were 57 new positive cases on Wednesday, bringing the total throughout the pandemic to 4,710. (Tuesday: 4,653)

101 patients are in the hospital with COVID-19, down 5 from Tuesday (106). Total hospitalizations stand at 391, up 13 from Tuesday (378).

3,619 patients have recovered from COVID-19; that’s up 91 from Tuesday (3,528).

There have been 33,296 total negative tests in the state, up 911 from the previous day.


Tuesday, May 26
1,075 people are sick with COVID-19 in South Dakota as of Tuesday. That’s the active case count according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

4,653 people have tested postive for COVID-19 throughout the pandemic in the state, with 67 new positive cases announced on Tuesday. Positive cases were at 4,586 on Monday.

3,528 people have recovered with 113 new recoveries as of Tuesday; there were 3,415 recoveries as of Monday.

106 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19; the number of people ever hospitalized is at 378, up from Monday (364).

Deaths from COVID-19 remain at 50.

There are 32,385 negatives tests, up 1,688 from Monday. (30,697)


Monday, May 25
The South Dakota Department of Health announced 23 new positive cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Monday, May 25.

The state total for positive COVID-19 cases is 4,586. The death toll remained at 50.

The active case number went down by 21 cases (1,121) as 44 new coronavirus recoveries were announced. The total number of recoveries stands at 3,415.

Current hospitalizations climbed to 99, up 14 from Sunday (85). The total number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients is at 370, up 6 from Sunday (364).

355 negative tests were announced, bringing the state total to 30,697.


Sunday, May 24
There are 95 new positive cases announced on Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 4,563, up from Saturday (4,468). Active cases are at 60, up from Saturday (1,082). 

Jackson County has its first reported case. Beadle County has 13 newly reported cases. Minnehaha County has 12 new cases. Pennington County has 14 new cases. Roberts County has 12 new cases.

Total recoveries are at 3,371, 35 more than Saturday (3,336). 

Current hospitalizations are at 85, down from Saturday (90). Total hospitalizations are at 364, up from Saturday (358). 

There are 30,342 negative tests, up from Saturday (29,060).

The number of deaths reported remain the same from Saturday, at 50.


Saturday, May 23
There are 112 new positive cases announced on Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 4,468, up from Friday (4,356). Active cases are at 1,082, up from Friday (1,039). 

Of the 112 newly reported cases, there are 20 new confirmed cases in Beadle County and 37 cases in Minnehaha County.

Total recoveries are at 3,336, 69 more than Friday (3,267). 

Current hospitalizations are at 90, up from Friday (83). Total hospitalizations are at 358, up from Friday (351). 

There are 29,060 negative tests, up from Friday (27,988).


Friday, May 22
South Dakota’s death toll from COVID-19 has hit 50, according to the latest results reported by the South Dakota Department of Health. 

Two new deaths were announced on Friday. Both deaths were listed as woman 80+ years old and in Minnehaha County, which has accounted for 43 of the state’s total deaths.

There were 106 new positive cases announced on Friday, bringing the state’s total to 4,356, up from Thursday (4,250). Active cases are at 1,039, down from Thursday (1,057). 

Total recoveries are at 3,267, 122 more than Thursday (3,145). 

Current hospitalizations are at 83, down from Thursday (91). Total hospitalizations are at 351, up from Thursday (342). 

There were 27,988 negative tests, up from Thursday (27,051).


Thursday, May 21
The death toll from COVID-19 increased to 48 with two new deaths announced on Thursday by the South Dakota Department of Health. 

The new deaths were listed in the 30-39 age range and 80+ age range. One was in Pennington County and the other was in Minnehaha County. One was a female and one was a male.

A total of 73 new positive cases were announced Thursday for a total of 4,250, up from Wednesday (4,177). Active cases are at 1057, down from Wednesday (1,108). 

There were 122 new recoveries announced on Thursday. South Dakota now has 3,145 recoveries. 

Current hospitalizations are at 91, up 10 from Wednesday (81). Total hospitalizations are at 342, up from Wednesday (333). Negative cases are at 27,051, up from Wednesday (26,212).


Wednesday, May 20
There are 1,108 active COVID-19 cases according to the South Dakota Department of Health as of Wednesday.

Positive cases throughout the pandemic are now at 4,177, an increase of 92 over Tuesday (4,085).

3,023 patients have recovered. That’s up 109 since Tuesday, when there were 2,914 recoverd cases.

81 people are in the hospital; overall, 333 patients have needed to be hospitalized.

Deaths from COVID-19 remain at 46.

Negative test results are at 26,212, an increase of 588 from Tuesday (25,624).


Tuesday, May 19
The COVID-19 death toll increased to 46 with two new deaths announced on Tuesday by state health officials. 

One of the new deaths was listed in the 80+ age range, while the other was in the 50-59 age range. One death was a male and the other was a female. One was listed in Minnehaha County and one was in Pennington County, the second death announced in that county.

There were 58 new positive cases of the coronavirus announced Tuesday, bringing South Dakota’s total to 4,085, up from Monday (4,027). Active case numbers decreased to 1,125, 74 fewer than Monday (1,199). 

Recoveries are at 2,914, 130 more than Monday (2,784). Current hospitalizations remained at 77. Total hospitalizations increased to 327, up from Monday (316). 

Negative tests are at 25,624, up from Monday (25,018). There were 664 total tests reported on Tuesday.


Monday, May 18
There have been 4,027 positive cases in the state with 40 new cases announced on Monday. Active case numbers are at 1,199.

2,784 patients have recovered overall, up from Sunday (2,724), with 60 newly recovered patients.

Deaths from COVID-19 remain at 44.

77 people are currently in the hospital; 316 patients have needed to be hospitalized during the pandemic.

Negative test results are at 25,018, which is up 446 from Sunday (24,572).


Sunday, May 17
COVID-19 case numbers in South Dakota are up to 3,987 positive cases in the state. The Department of Health announced 28 new cases.

Active cases in South Dakota are now at 1,219, a decrease of 23 from Saturday. Current hospitalizations are at 77, up two from Saturday. Total hospitalizations are now at 312, up 8 from Saturday.

Negative tests are now at 24,572, up 355 from Saturday (24,217).

The number of deaths reported remain the same from Saturday, at 44.


Saturday, May 16
The state is reporting a total of 3,959 positive cases in South Dakota. Active cases are now at 1,242, down 27 from Friday. Recoveries rose by 99 to a total of 2,673. Current hospitalizations is at 75.

The state total for negative tests in South Dakota is 24,217.


Friday, May 15
COVID-19 case numbers in South Dakota are up to 3,887. That is the total number of positive cases so far in the state. The Department of Health announced 95 new cases on Friday, up from 3,792 on Thursday.

One new death was reported on Friday; it was a woman in the 80+ age category from Minnehaha County.

The active case count is at 1,269. That number was 1,312 on Thursday. The number of recovered patients is at 2,574 now, which is 137 more than on Thursday (2,437).

80 people are in the hospital with COVID-19; there were 85 patients hospitalized on Thursday. 296 patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic, which is up six from the day before.

There have been 23,527 negative tests in South Dakota.


Thursday, May 14
Positive cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota are now at 3,792 with 60 new positive cases reported on Thursday.

Active cases in the state are now at 1,312, down 14 from Wednesday (1,326). 2,437 patients have recovered; that’s up 70 from Wednesday’s total (2,367).

Deaths from COVID-19 are at 43, with four deaths in Minnehaha County reported on Thursday.

85 people are currently hospitalized; a total of 290 patients have needed to be hospitalized during the pandemic.


Wednesday, May 13
Active cases in South Dakota are now at 1,326, an increase of 11 from Tuesday (1,315).  

There are now 3,732 total positive cases, up 69 from Tuesday (3,663). Recoveries reached 2,367, up 58 from Tuesday (2,309).

Current hospitalizations are at 79, up five from Tuesday (74). Total hospitalizations are now at 281, up 10 from Tuesday (271). 

Negative tests are now at 22,112, up 578 from Tuesday (21,534). 647 new tests were reported.

The number of deaths reported remain the same from Tuesday, at 39.


Tuesday, May 12
The death toll from COVID-19 increased to 39 on Tuesday when the latest test results were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health. 

The five new deaths included one male and four females. One death was listed as age 30-39, the first in South Dakota listed in that age range. One was listed age 50-59, one was 60-69 and two were listed as 80-years old or older. All the new deaths were reported in Minnehaha County, which accounts for 34 deaths in the state. 

Active cases in South Dakota decreased to 1,315, down 78 from Monday (1,393). 

Total positive cases are at 3,663, up 49 from Monday (3,614). Total recoveries are at 2,309, up 122 from Monday (2,187). There were 73 more recoveries than new positive cases announced Tuesday. 

Current hospitalizations are at 74, down four from Monday (78). Total hospitalizations are at 271, up eight from Monday (263). Negative tests are at 21,534, up from Monday (20,964). 

There were 619 tests reported Tuesday. For the past six days, testing has been over 600. 


Monday, May 11
Active cases are now at 1,393, up from Sunday (1,336). Active cases increased by 57 on Monday, the fifth day in a row of an increase.

Total positive cases in South Dakota are at 3,614, up 97 from Sunday (3,517). Recoveries increased by 40 to a total of 2,187, up from Sunday (2,147). 

Current hospitalizations are at 78, up from Sunday (77). Total hospitalizations are at 263, up from Sunday (261). Deaths remained at 34.

Negative tests are 20,964, up from Sunday (20,377). There were a total of 684 new tests reported Monday.


Sunday, May 10
Active cases in South Dakota are now at 1,336, an increase of 102 from Saturday (1,234).  

There are now 3,517 total positive cases, up 124 from Saturday (3,393). Recoveries reached 2,147, up 22 from Saturday (2,125).

Current hospitalizations are at 77, down two from Saturday (79). Total hospitalizations are now at 261, up 8 from Saturday (253). Negative tests are now at 20,377, up from Saturday (19,559).

The number of deaths reported remain the same from Saturday, at 34.


Saturday, May 9
The latest COVID-19 test result numbers from Saturday show the state with 34 total deaths in the state, up three from Friday. The three new deaths reported are all in Minnehaha County, one male and two females. One patient was between the age of 70-79 years old. Two patients were 80+ years old.

There were a total of 3,393 positive cases in the state. That’s up 249 over Friday. There are 1,234 active cases (an increase of 190 over Friday) and 2,125 recovered patients, which is up 56 from Friday.

Of the 249 new cases in the state, 232 cases are reported in Minnehaha County.

79 patients are in the hospital, up from Friday. Overall, 253 people have had to be hospitalized.

Negative tests are now at 19,559, up 1,410 from Friday (18,149).


Friday, May 8
According to numbers released by the South Dakota Department of Health, there are now a total of 3,144 positive cases in the state. That’s up 239 over Thursday. There are 1,044 active cases (an increase of 198 over Thursday) and 2,069 recovered patients, which is up 41 from Thursday.

76 patients are in the hospital; overall, 247 people have had to be hospitalized.

Deaths from the virus are at 31, with no new deaths reported on Friday.

Friday’s results are from 1,179 total tests.


Thursday, May 7
Total deaths reported is now at 31 in South Dakota. The two new deaths were listed as females over the age of 80-years-old in Minnehaha County.

Active cases of COVID-19 went to 846, up 73 from Wednesday (773). 

There’s 2,905 total positive cases, up 126 from Wednesday (2,779). Recoveries went over 2,000 to 2,028, 51 more than Wednesday (1,977). 

Current hospitalizations are at 70, down from Wednesday (72). Total hospitalizations are at 236, up from Wednesday (230). 

Negative tests at at 17,209, up from Wednesday (16,637). 

The amount of new tests reported was 698 on Thursday.  101 of the 126 new positive cases were Minnehaha County, where mass testing has been taking place this week for Smithfield employees and families.


Wednesday, May 6
The latest COVID-19 test result numbers as of 11:15 a.m. Wednesday show the state with 29 total deaths in the state.

The five new deaths reported are all in Minnehaha County, one male and four females.

Active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota stand at 773, a decrease of 29 from Tuesday (802).

There are now 2,779 total positive cases, up 58 from Tuesday (2,721). Recoveries reached 1,977, up 82 from Tuesday (1,895). 

Current hospitalizations are at 72, down three from Tuesday (75). Total hospitalizations are now at 230, up 10 from Tuesday (220). 

Negative tests are now at 16,637, up 336 from Tuesday (16,301). There was 394 tests reported on Wednesday.


Tuesday, May 5
The death toll from COVID-19 increased to 24 in South Dakota, after three more deaths were confirmed by the state department of health on Tuesday. 

Deaths reported by the DOH are at 24. The three new deaths reported Tuesday were all woman listed in the 80+ age range. 

Active cases in South Dakota are now at 802, a decrease of 15 from Monday (817).  

There are now 2,721 total positive cases, up 53 from Monday (2,668). Recoveries reached 1,895, up 65 from Monday (1,830). There were more recoveries than new cases announced Tuesday.

Current hospitalizations are at 75, up six from Monday (69). Total hospitalizations are now at 220, up nine from Monday (211). 

Negative tests are now at 16,301, up from Monday (16,045). A total of 309 tests were reported on Tuesday, up from Monday (296). 


Monday, May 4
The South Dakota Department of Health case tracker shows 37 new cases of the virus in the state, for a total of 2,668 cases so far.

1,830 people have recovered from the illness in the state; that’s up 31 from Sunday. The active case count is up six to 817 from Sunday. 69 patients are currently hospitalized.

There are now 16,045 negative tests. There were 296 total tests reported on Monday.


Sunday, May 3
The latest COVID-19 test result numbers as of 11:45 a.m. Sunday show the state with 2,631 total positive cases, up 43 from Saturday (2,588). Recoveries increased by 40, for a total of 1,799. There are no new hospitalizations reported in the state, for a total of 71.

197 people are reported to ever be hospitalized. 283 new negative tests have been performed, bringing the total negative tests to 15,786.


Saturday, May 2
The latest COVID-19 test result numbers as of 11:30 a.m. Saturday show the state with 2,588 total positive cases, up 63 from Friday (2,525).

According to the state department of health, recoveries increased by 73, for a total of 1,759. There are 2 new hospitalizations reported in the state, for a total of 71. The number of people ever hospitalized is 187, up 8 from Friday (179).

665 new negative tests have been performed, bringing the total negative tests to 15,503.


Friday, May 1
Four more deaths in Minnehaha County were announced on Friday, after four were announced on Thursday. Two deaths were listed at 80-years-old or older, while one was 70-79-years-old and the other was 60-69-years-old. Two of the new deaths were males and two were females, there has now been a total of 15 male deaths and 6 female deaths.

Active cases are at 818, down from Thursday (859). Total positive cases are at 2,525, up 76 from Thursday (2,449). Recoveries are at 1,686, up from Thursday (1,573). 

Current hospitalizations are now at 69, down from Thursday (76). Total hospitalizations are at 179, up from Thursday (173). 

There have been 14,838 negative cases, up from Thursday (14,579). 

A total of 335 new tests were reported Friday. 


Thursday, April 30
Total deaths are now at 17. There was two male deaths and two female deaths reported. One death was a woman age 40-49, one man 70-79 and one man and one woman older than age 80. All the deaths are reported in Minnehaha County.

Active COVID-19 cases dropped for the fourth-straight day, down nine more from Wednesday (868). 

There were 76 new positive cases announced Thursday for a statewide total of 2,449, up from Wednesday (2,373). Recoveries also increased to 1,573, 81 more than Wednesday (1,492). 

Current hospitalizations are at 76, up seven from Wednesday (69). Total hospitalizations are at 173, up from Wednesday (165).

There have been 14,579 negative cases, up from Wednesday (14,460). 


Wednesday, April 29
South Dakota now has 2373 positive cases, up 60 from Tuesday (2,313). There are now 1,492 recoveries, up 100 from Monday (1,392). This is the third day in a row new recoveries were more than new cases.

Current hospitalizations still remain at 69, the same as Tuesday. Total hospitalizations are now at 165, up from Tuesday (157). Active cases are now at 868, down 41 from Tuesday (909). There have been 14,460 negative tests, up from Tuesday (14,299). 

Two new deaths were reported due to COVID-19. On Wednesday, the overall death count in South Dakota is now 13, with both deaths listed as happening in Minnehaha County in people over 80 years old.


Tuesday, April 28
*On Tuesday, a death was reported but later called an error.

South Dakota now has 2,313 positive cases, up 68 from Monday (2,245). There are now 1,392 recoveries, up 76 from Monday (1,316). This is the second day in a row new recoveries were more than new cases.

Active cases are now at 909, down from Monday (918). There have been 14,299 negative tests, up from Monday (14,130). 

Current hospitalizations are at 69, up eight from Monday (61). Total hospitalizations are now at 157, up from Monday (150). 

Minnehaha County increased to 1,939 postivive cases, 59 more than Monday (1,880). There have been 1,133 recoveries in the county, 68 more than Monday (1,065). 


Monday, April 27
On Monday, South Dakota reported 33 new cases for a total of 2,245, up from Sunday (2,212). There have been 1,316 recoveries, up 59 from Sunday (1,257). 

Current hospitalizations are at 61, down from Sunday (64). Total hospitalizations are at 150, up from Sunday (135). Deaths are at 11. Negative tests are now at 14,130, up from Sunday (14,062).

Active cases are at 918, down from Sunday (944). 

On Monday, the DOH debuted date by demographics, which showed 31% of cases are considered white, non-hispanics, while 20% of cases are black, non-hispanic, 19% are hispanic, 14% are listed as other, 12% are listed as Asian and 4% are listed as Native American.


Sunday, April 26
The latest COVID-19 test result numbers as of 11 a.m. Sunday show the state with 11 total deaths in the state. According to data from the South Dakota Department of Health, the male patient was 50-59 years old and from Minnehaha County.

There are now 2,212 total positive cases, up 65 from Saturday (2,147). Recoveries increased by 34 for a total of 1,257. There are three new hospitalizations reported in the state, for a total of 64. The number of people ever hospitalized is 135, up 7 from Saturday (128). 613 new negative tests have been performed, bringing the total negative tests to 14,062.


Saturday, April 25
The latest COVID-19 test result numbers as of 10:50 a.m. Saturday show the state with 2,147 total positive cases, up 107 from Friday.

Recoveries increased by 33, for a total of 1,223. There are no new hospitalizations reported in the state, for a total of 61. The number of people ever hospitalized is 128, up 4 from Friday. 665 new negative tests have been performed, bringing the total negative tests to 13,449.

Minnehaha County is at 1,796 positive cases, up from Friday (1,707). Lincoln County is at 125 cases. On Friday, the county had 116. Minnehaha has 983 recoveries and Lincoln County has 70.


Friday, April 24
South Dakota has 2,040 positive cases of COVID-19 an increase of 84 from Thursday’s 1,956, and another death was reported bringing the total to 10, the state announced on Friday.

Total new recoveries increased to 1,190 from 1,064 on Thursday.

Current hospitalizations increased by three to 61 compared to Thursday (58). Total hospitalizations were at 124, which is up from Thursday (119).

Active cases, continued a downward trend for the sixth straight day, are at 840 down from Thursday, (883), Wednesday (912), Tuesday (923).

Negative tests are at 12,784 up from Thursday (12,109).

Minnehaha County is at 1,707 positive cases, up from Thursday (1,636). Lincoln County is at 116 cases. On Thursday, the county had 110. Minnehaha has 954 recoveries and Lincoln County has 67.


Thursday, April 23
South Dakota has 1,956 positive cases of COVID-19 an increase of 98 from Wednesday’s 1,858, and the number of deaths stayed at nine, the state announced Thursday.

Total new recoveries increased to 1,064 from 937 on Wednesday.

Current hospitalizations decreased by four to 58 compared to Wednesday (62) and down from Tuesday (65). Total hospitalizations were at 119, an increase of eight from Wednesday (111).

Active cases, continued a downward trend for the fifth straight day, are at 883, down from Wednesday (912), Tuesday (923).

 Negative tests are at 12,109 up from Wednesday, (11,588) and Tuesday (11,060). 


Wednesday, April 22
There has been 103 new positive results announced, bringing South Dakota to a total of 1,858, up from Tuesday (1,755). 

Current hospitalizations went down 3 for a total of 62, down from Tuesday (65). Total hospitalizations hit 100 on Tuesday and are now at 111.  

There were 113 new recoveries announced for a total of 937, up from Tuesday (824). Deaths are now at 9. This is the second day in a row a new death has been announced. The death, a male listed 80 years or older, was reported in Minnehaha County.

Active cases, continued a downward trend for the fourth-straight day, are at 912, down from Tuesday (923). Negative tests are at 11,588, up from Tuesday (11,060). 

Minnehaha County is at 1,555 positive cases, up 86 from Tuesday (1,469). Lincoln County passed 100 cases with a new total of 104. There have been 723 recoveries in Minnehaha County and 55 recoveries in Lincoln County.


Tuesday, April 21
South Dakota is reporting 1,755 total positive cases, up from Monday (1,685). Recoveries are at 824, up 115 from Monday (709). 

Active cases decreased for the third-straight day to 922, down from Monday (969).

Current hospitalizations, the metric Gov. Kristi Noem has highlighted the state is following closely, is at 65, up nine from Monday (56). Cumulative total hospitalizations are at 100, up from Monday (87). 

Deaths are now at eight. The new death was listed in Minnehaha County. According to an obituary from George Boom, the new death was related to the Smithfield Foods outbreak. As of Tuesday, there are 761 employees who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 143 close contacts. That adds up to a total of 904 cases connected to the plant.

Negative tests increased to 11,060, up from Monday (10,641). 

Minnehaha County is at 1,469 total cases, up 64 from Monday (1,405). Lincoln County is at 99 cases, up from Monday (95). There have been 619 recoveries in Minnehaha County and 51 in Lincoln County.


Monday, April 20
Total positive cases increased by 50, up from Sunday (1,635). Recoveries increased to 709, 63 more than Sunday (646). Active cases, which declined by one on Sunday, went down to 969 from Sunday (982). 

Cumulative hospitalizations increased by 13 for a total of 87, up from Sunday (74). 

Deaths remained at seven.   Negative tests went to 10,651, up from Sunday (10,427).

Total cases in Minnehaha County went a 1,405, 43 more than Sunday (1,362). Recoveries in Minnehaha County increased to 514, up from Sunday (455). Lincoln County reached 95 positive cases, up from Sunday (90). 


Sunday, April 19
There are a total of 1,635 positive cases, up by 93 from Saturday (1,542). Recoveries increased to 646, up from Saturday (552). 

There are now 10,427 negative tests, an increase of 309 from Saturday. Cases in Minnehaha County increased by 86 for a total of 1,362, up from Saturday (1,276). Lincoln County is at 90 cases, up four from Saturday (86). 


Saturday, April 18
The latest COVID-19 test result numbers as of Saturday show the state with 1,542 total positive cases, up 131 from Friday.

According to the state department of health, recoveries increased by 95, for a total of 552. There are 5 new hospitalizations reported in the state, for a total of 68.

467 new negative tests have been performed, bringing the total negative tests to 10,118.


Friday, April 17
The state Department of Health says there are 1,411 positive cases as of Friday. That’s up from 1,311 positive cases on Thursday. Recoveries are now at 457, up from 373 on Thursday.

Deaths related to COVID-19 remain at seven.

Cumulative hospitalizations went up to 63. Negative tests are at 9,651.

There are 947 active cases in South Dakota.

Minnehaha County now has 1,157 cases; there were 1,065 cases in the county on Thursday. There have been 293 recoveries in Minnehaha County.


Thursday, April 16
South Dakota announced a total of 1,311 positive cases, up 143 from Wednesday (1,168). Statewide, recoveries increased to 373 from 329 on Wednesday. 

On Thursday, Minnehaha County passed 1,000 cases for a total of 1,065, 131 more than Wednesday (934). There have been 221 total recoveries in the county, 42 more than Wednesday (179). 

Cumulative hospitalizations went up to 55 from 51. Negative tests went to 9,239, up from Wednesday (8,691). There are two pending cases.

Deaths reported increased to seven. The state doesn’t list which county the death was reported in.

There are 931 active cases in South Dakota, up from Wednesday (833). Minnehaha County has 842 active cases and Lincoln County has 41 active cases.


Wednesday, April 15
On Wednesday, there was 1,168 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, while 329 have recovered from the virus. 

Positive cases increased by 180, up from Tuesday (988). Recoveries went up 68 from Tuesday (261). Active cases increased to 833, up from Tuesday (721).

Deaths remained at six, while total hospitalizations increased by six to 51, up from Tuesday (45). Negative tests increased to 8,691, up from Tuesday (8,308). 

Minnehaha County cases increased by 166 new cases to 934, up from Tuesday (768). There have been 179 recoveries in Minnehaha County. Lincoln County is at 65 cases with 28 recoveries.


Tuesday, April 14
The latest coronavirus update from the South Dakota Department of Health increased the state’s total positive cases to 988. 

On Tuesday, the state announced 120 more positive cases, Monday (868). Minnehaha County, home to more than half of the state’s cases, had 114 more positive cases for a total of 768, up from Monday (654). 

Recoveries also continue to increase, with a total of 261 announced Tuesday, up 54 from Monday (207). Minnehaha County has 120 recoveries, up from Monday (76).  

Active cases climbed to 721, up from Monday (655). The have been 8,308 negative tests, up from Monday (8,134). 

Cumulative hospitalizations are at 45, up from Monday (44). Deaths remained at six.


Monday, April 13
South Dakota’s Department of Health announced Monday’s COVID-19 test results which showed another record number of positive cases.

There are a total of 868 positive cases, up by 138 from Sunday (730).  Recoveries increased to 207, up from Sunday (197). There are 655 active cases. There have been 8,134 negative tests, up from Sunday (7,823). 

Cases in Minnehaha County increased by 127 for a total of 654, up from Sunday (527). Lincoln County is at 50 cases, up four from Sunday (46). 

Cumulative hospitalizations are at 44. One new hospitalization announced Monday. There were 10 new hospitalizations announced on Sunday. Deaths remained at six. 


Sunday, April 12
The latest results released by the state department of health showed an increase of 104 positive cases for a total of 730, up from Saturday (626). According to the South Dakota Department of Health, there are 10 new hospitalizations reported on Sunday, with a total of 43. Negative tests went to 7,823 up 445 from Saturday (7,378). 

89 of the new cases reported are Minnehaha County residents, bringing the total to 527. 293 of those individuals are people who work at Smithfield Foods, 55 more cases than Saturday (238).


Saturday, April 11
The latest COVID-19 test result numbers released Saturday afternoon show the state with 626 total positive cases, up 90 from Friday (536). 86 of the 90 new cases in the state are reported to be Minnehaha County residents. There are now 438 total COVID-19 cases reported in Minnehaha.

238 of the 438 are people who work at Smithfield Foods, so there are 48 new cases linked to the meatpacking plant.


Friday, April 10
Numbers from the state Department of Health show an increase of 89 positive COVID-19 cases for a total of 536, up from Thursday (447). Recoveries reached 177 with 16 new recoveries announced, up from Thursday (161). 

There are no new deaths reported in the state from COVID-19, so that total remains at six.

Active cases are at 353, up from Thursday (280). 

Thursday, April 9
The latest results released by the state Department of Health show an increase of 54 positive cases for a total of 447, up from Wednesday (393). Recoveries reached 161 with 15 new recoveries announced, up from Wednesday (146). 

There are no new deaths reported in the state from COVID-19, so that total remains at six.

Active cases are at 280, up from Wednesday (241). 


Wednesday, April 8
One day after passing the 300 case mark, South Dakota is only seven away from 400 COVID-19 cases.

The latest results released by the state department of health showed an increase of 73 positive cases for a total of 393, up from Tuesday (320). Recoveries reached 146 with 48 new recoveries announced, up from Tuesday (98). 

There are no new deaths reported in the state from COVID-19 for a total of six.

Active cases are at 241, up from Tuesday (216). Cumulative hospitalizations are at 26, up three from Tuesday (23). Negative tests went to 6,355 up 407 from Tuesday (5,948). 


Tuesday, April 7
Four days after hitting 200 positive COVID-19 cases, South Dakota has surpassed the 300 mark and added two deaths to the totals.

The latest results released by the state department of health showed an increase of 32 positive cases for a total of 320, up from Monday (288). Recoveries reached 98, with 7 new recoveries announced, up from Monday (91). 

Active cases are at 216, up from Monday (193). Cumulative hospitalizations are unchanged from Monday (23). Negative tests went to 5,948 up 216 from Monday (5732). 

Cases in Minnehaha County, which jumped 112 in one week, March 30 (28) to April 6 (140), are now at 165.    


Monday, April 6
A total of 48 new positive coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the total positive case count to 288, up from Sunday (240). Recoveries increased by 7, for a total of 91, up from Sunday (84).

The South Dakota Department of Health reports 36 new cases in Minnehaha County (104 on Sunday), with 5 new recoveries in the county (18 total on Sunday).

There are 5,732 negative cases in the state, an increase of 379 from Sunday (5,353).


Sunday, April 5
A total of 28 new positive coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the total positive case count to 240, up from Saturday (212). Recoveries increased by 8, for a total of 84, up from Saturday (76).

The South Dakota Department of Health reports 23 new cases in Minnehaha County, with 3 new recoveries in the county.

There are 5,353 negative cases in the state, an increase of 341 from Saturday (5,012).


Saturday, April 4
New test results released Saturday morning by the state department of health showed an increase of 25 positive cases for a total of 212, up from Friday (187). Recovered cases went from 69 on Friday to 76 on Saturday.

According to the Department, there are 5,012 negative cases in the state which is 419 more cases than what was reported on Friday (4,593).

Although KELOLAND News reported two COVID-19 related deaths in the Sioux Falls area on Friday, the State Department of Health says they do not report deaths until a death record has been filed. One death was at a Sioux Falls hospital, but the person was from Beadle County. 


Friday, April 3
On Friday, the state department of health announced a total of 187 positive coronavirus cases in the state, up from Thursday (165). There were 22 new cases announced, after 36 new cases were announced Thursday.  

Recoveries increased 12, up from 57 on Thursday to 69 total. Active cases, currently positive COVID-19 cases, increased to 116 from Thursday (106). Collective total hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are at 17, the same as Thursday.

Negative tests are at 4,593, up from Thursday (4,217). 


Thursday, April 2
A total of 36 new positive coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the total positive case count to 165, up from Wednesday (129). There were 21 new cases and the state’s second confirmed death on Wednesday.

Recoveries increased by 6, for a total of 57, up from Wednesday (51). There were seven new recoveries announced Wednesday. Active cases, currently positive COVID-19 cases, increased to 106 from Wednesday (76). Collective total hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are at 17. The figure was first announced on Tuesday; it remained at 12 on Wednesday.

The 36 new positive cases was the biggest single day jump in positive cases for South Dakota.


Wednesday, April 1
South Dakota has its second death related to COVID-19, according to family members and information from the state Department of Health.

There were 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 announced, bringing the state total to 129, up from Tuesday (108). Seven new recoveries were announced, for a total of 51, up from Tuesday (44). 

Active cases, currently positive COVID-19 cases, increased to 76 from Tuesday (63). Hospitalizations due to COVID-19, first announced on Tuesday, went unchanged from Tuesday (12)

Negative test results climbed to 3,903, up from Tuesday (3,609). 

Minnehaha County continues to see the highest total number of cases with 40. In total, 30 South Dakota counties had at least one positive case.


Tuesday, March 31
South Dakota gained seven new positive coronavirus cases Tuesday for a total of 108, up from Monday’s 101. Recoveries went to 44, 10 more from 34 on Monday. 

Active cases, currently positive COVID-19 cases, went from 66 on Monday to 63 on Tuesday.

There are 3,609 negative test results, up from Monday’s total of 3,478.

For the first time, the state department of health announced hospitalizations from COVID-19, with 12.


Monday, March 30
New test results released Monday morning by the state department of health showed an increase of 11 positive cases for a total of 101, up from Sunday (90). Recovered cases went from 29 on Sunday to 34 on Monday. 

There have been 3,478 negative tests, up from 3,127 on Sunday. Pending tests are at 0 from one on Sunday.


Sunday, March 29
22 new cases have been reported in South Dakota as of Sunday at 11:30 a.m., bringing the total to 90 COVID-19 cases. There are now 3,127 negative tests and 1 pending. Recovered patients are now up to 29.

There are 45 males and 45 females who have tested positive for COVID-19 in South Dakota.


Saturday, March 28
There are 10 new positive cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota on Saturday, bringing the total to 68. Recoveries also went up to 26 from 21 on Friday.

Negative tests, which now include tests by the public health lab and private labs, went all the way up to 2,592. There are now 21 cases in Minnehaha County. Beadle County remains the same as Friday, with 16 cases.


Friday, March 27
Positive cases in South Dakota went up to 58, which is 12 more from Thursday (46). Recoveries also went up to 21 from 16 on Thursday. 

Minnehaha County moved to 18 confirmed cases, the most in South Dakota. Beadle County is second with 16 positive cases. The largest age group is 50 to 59 with 16 positive cases. 


Thursday, March 26
Five new positive cases of COVID-19 and three new recoveries were released by the state health department on Thursday. That brought the total number of positive cases to 46, while the number of recoveries went to 16.

Negative tests, which now include tests by the public health lab and private labs, went all the way up to 1,973 from 819 the day before. There are still 125 pending tests.

Positive COVID-19 cases have been found in 14 counties.


Wednesday, March 25
On Wednesday, South Dakota announced its first double-digit jump in positive COVID-19 cases, while the number of recovered cases increased to 13.

There were 11 new positive cases, making the total for the state 41. There are still 268 pending tests and 819 negative tests.

Minnehaha County increased to 13 total cases, tying Beadle County for the most confirmed cases in the state.

The new cases also pushed Minnehaha County into the substantial category for community transmission or impact. Lincoln County and McCook County each moved to minimal/moderate transmission or impact.


Tuesday, March 24
The state announced two new positive COVID-19 cases in South Dakota. One is in Beadle County, an area with substantial community transmission of the virus, according to CDC definitions. The other case is from Brookings County.

Two more people have recovered, bringing that total to eight so far. Negative test results went up to 790 and pending cases was at 268.


Monday, March 23
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, officials released new test results in less than 24 hours.

Gov. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) reported seven new positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday morning. That moved the amount of positive cases in South Dakota to a total of 28.

There were still 265 pending cases in the South Dakota Public Health Lab and more pending cases at a commercial test lab. The amount of negative tests is 762. The state also announced six cases had successfully recovered from COVID-19.

Three new counties — Codington, Hughes and Lyman — each reported their first positive case of COVID-19. Beadle County led South Dakota with 12 positive cases.

Beadle County also reached the CDC level of “Substantial” which means there are five or more cases of community-acquired COVID-19 in a county. Hughes and Lyman were moved to “Minimal to Moderate” which means there was one single case of community-acquired COVID-19.


Sunday, March 22
The positive COVID-19 cases numbers jumped to 21 in South Dakota.

Six of the positive results are people in Beadle County:

  • Male, 60-69 years old
  • Female, 50-59 years old
  • Female, 20-29 years old
  • Male, 20-29 years old
  • Female, 10-19 years old
  • Male, 10-19 years old

The seventh positive test is in a man from Brown County, between 60-69 years old. The state says that case is travel related.


Saturday, March 21
With no new positive cases reported, there have been 14 cases since Thursday. However, there are now 691 negative cases and 268 pending cases in South Dakota.


Friday, March 20
Governor Kristi Noem said there were no new COVID-19 cases in South Dakota as of Friday. The case number continues to be 14 cases including one death.


Thursday, March 19
There were 94 tests were run Thursday. Out of those 94, three tested positive. Two of the new positive cases are men and one is a woman. The age range is from 30-69. All are from Beadle County.


Wednesday, March 18
The state shared no new positive or negative cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, but the number of pending cases increased to 350. That’s ten times the number of cases on Tuesday, which was reported at 35.


Tuesday, March 17
As of 11:30 a.m., the South Dakota Department of Health reports 11 positive cases in the state. The latest patient is a woman from Minnehaha County between 50 – 59 years old. There are 551 negative cases and 35 pending cases in the state.


Monday, March 16
On Monday, the state’s confirmed COVID-19 cases went up to 10 total. One new positive case was announced by the Department of Health. The new positive case is in Minnehaha County. The person is a man in his 20s. The state also announced the number of negative tests climbed to 494 and zero pending cases.


Sunday, March 15
The South Dakota Department of Health posted Sunday that there have been no new positive cases in the state. However, the number of negative tests went from 182 on Saturday to 327 on Sunday, with 6 cases pending.


Saturday, March 14
South Dakota’s Department of Health announced there were no new positive cases. The negative tests climbed to 182, with three cases pending. 


Friday, March 13
The Department of Health updated numbers with one new positive case and 46 negative tests and 11 pending tests. The new positive case came from McCook County. 


Thursday, March 12
No new positive or negative test results were announced. Gov. Kristi Noem announced there were 41 pending tests.  


Wednesday, March 11 
Gov. Noem announced there were three more COVID-19 positive tests. Two were in Minnehaha County and one in Bon Homme County. 


Tuesday, March 10
The first positive test results were released by Gov. Noem in the afternoon. Tuesday, officials reported five presumptive positive COVID-19 cases including one death linked to the strain of Coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said presumptive positive cases are to be treated as if they are confirmed cases. 

The cause of death for a 60 to 69 year old Pennington County man was confirmed to be COVID-19. The state says he had spent the two weeks prior to his death in Davison County and he had underlying medical conditions. 

Three men — one from Beadle County, one from Charles Mix County and one from Minnehaha County — were announced. One woman from Davison County was announced as well.


Previous COVID-19 testing coverage

Governor Kristi Noem and other public officials can’t give out names or other details about who’s been tested for COVID-19. Why? South Dakota law doesn’t allow it.

On March 9, KELOLAND.com digital reporter Michael Geheren reported South Dakota had 1,900 tests available, according to a DOH spokesman. At that time, that was enough to test 900 people because each patient tested for coronavirus typically received two tests: a nose swab and throat swab. The testing guidelines from the CDC changed twice since March 9.

On March 13, the CDC recommended to collect and test a single nose swab. On March 17, the guidelines updated the description of how to collect an accurate nasal swab. The CDC also recommended testing of “lower respiratory tract specimens.”

On testing capacity, the South Dakota Public Health Laboratory (SDPHL) was able to run tests for medium and high-risk patients on Monday, March 16. However, the SDPHL did not receive additional supplies as expected to run tests beyond March 16.  

Testing at the state lab restarted on March 19.

Avera announced on March 23 Avera’s Institute for Human Genetics worked closely with the state health department to establish guidelines on how pending tests are processed. Avera’s lab will allow the state to process an additional 200 tests per day.

Sanford also announced testing on March 23. Sanford’s projects to process nearly 400 tests per day, with plans to double capacity in the coming weeks. Sanford also promised faster results, within 24-48 hours.

On March 26, Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon said South Dakota could process nearly 800 tests in one day with the Avera, Sanford labs in Sioux Falls and the public health lab in Pierre.

Malsam-Rysdon said the state needed to be “good stewards with the resources they have” with who would get tested. Gov. Noem said there are protocols for who gets tested and she wasn’t going to second guess who gets a test and who doesn’t.

Malsam-Rysdon also said recovered means people don’t have symptoms and they have been fever-free for at least 72 hours. Recovered people have also isolated for enough time to not be at-risk of spreading the disease.

KELOLAND News also asked state epidemiologist Joshua Clayton whether a recovered patient can contract COVID-19 again. Clayton said the CDC’s understanding of COVID-19 was still at a very low level overall but individuals are “not expected” to be infected with COVID-19 a second time.

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