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

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

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

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


July 27

The COVID-19 death toll has gone up by nine in South Dakota from the previous week.

According to Wednesday’s update to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, 2,956 people have died during the pandemic, up from 2,947 the previous week. The new deaths include six men and three women in the follow age groups: 30-39 (1); 40-49 (1); 60-69 (3); 70-79 (1); 80+ (3). One new death was reported in each of the following counties: Brown, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lyman, Marshall, Meade, Minnehaha, Pennington and Tripp.

Active cases are now at 4,390, up from the previous report (4,176).

As of July 27, 61 of South Dakota’s 66 counties are listed as having “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There are now 82 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from last week (86). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,259 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 1,498 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 250,286, up from last week (248,788). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 23.9% for July 19 – 25.

The number of recovered cases is at 242,940.

The number of Omicron cases detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring is now at 1,310. The state is also reporting 135 Omicron BA.2 cases.

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

For COVID-19 vaccines, 74% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 60% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 34% of those eligible have completed their booster dose.

There have been 731,242 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 505,637 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,268 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,275,147 total doses administered in South Dakota with 529,522 total persons receiving the vaccine.


July 20

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Vaccine data was updated after this report was published; the numbers have been updated to reflect what is on the SD DOH Dashboard as of 10 a.m. July 21, 2022.

The COVID-19 death toll has gone up by two in South Dakota from the previous week.

According to Wednesday’s update to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, two more people have died during the pandemic, up from 2,947 the previous week. The new deaths include one man and one woman in the following age ranges: 60-69 (1); 80+ (1). One new death was reported in the following counties: Fall River and Pennington.

Active cases are now at 4,176, up from the previous report (3,857).

As of July 20, 63 of South Dakota’s 66 counties are listed as having “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There are now 86 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from last week (89). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,200 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 1,514 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 248,788, up from last week (247,274). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 25.5% for July 12 – 18.

The number of recovered cases is at 241,665.

The number of Omicron cases detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring is now at 1,305. The state is also reporting 135 Omicron BA.2 cases.

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

For COVID-19 vaccines, 74% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 60% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 33% of those eligible have completed their booster dose. Those numbers are unchanged for the past week.

There have been 728,434 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 504,126 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,255 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,270,815 total doses administered in South Dakota with 529,264 total persons receiving the vaccine.


July 13

The COVID-19 death toll has gone up by five in South Dakota from the previous week.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, 2,945 people have died during the pandemic, up five from 2,940 the previous week. New deaths include four men and one woman in the following age ranges: 60-69 (1); 70-79 (2); 80+ (2).  One new death was reported in the following counties: Bennett, Butte, Lawrence, Minnehaha and Stanley.

Active cases are now at 3,857, up from the previous report (3,299).

As of July 13, 45 of South Dakota’s 66 counties are listed as having “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There are now 89 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from last week (66). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,141 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 1,569 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 247,274, up from last week (245,705). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 27.4% for July 5 – 11.

The number of recovered cases is at 240,472.

The number of Omicron cases detected in South Dakota through sentinel monitoring is now at 1,305. The state is also reporting 135 Omicron BA.2 cases.

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

For COVID-19 vaccines, 74% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 60% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 33% of those eligible have completed their booster dose. Those numbers are unchanged from the previous week.

There have been 724,864 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 502,136 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,221 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,265,221 total doses administered in South Dakota with 528,511 total persons receiving the vaccine.


July 6

The COVID-19 death toll has gone up by two in South Dakota from the previous week.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, 2,940 people have died during the pandemic, up two from 2,938 the previous week. The deaths were two men. New deaths were reported in the following age ranges: 30-39 (1); 80+ (1). Deaths were reported in Brookings and Faulk Counties.

Active cases are now at 3,299, up from the previous report (3,101).

As of July 6, 56 of South Dakota’s 66 counties are listed as having “high” or “substantial” community spread. “High” community spread is 100 cases or greater per 100,000 or a 10% or greater PCR test positivity rate.

There are now 66 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from last week (53). Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,076 total people who have been hospitalized.

There were 1,182 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported.

The state’s total case count is now at 245,705, up from last week (244,523). That total does not include at-home positive results as those are not required to be reported to the state.

The latest seven-day PCR test positivity rate for the state is 25% for June 28 – July 4.

The number of recovered cases is at 239,466.

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

The number of Omicron cases is now at 1,168. The state is also reporting 108 Omicron BA.2 cases.

For COVID-19 vaccines, 74% the population 5-years-old and above has received at least one dose while 60% have completed the vaccination series. For booster doses, 33% of those eligible have completed their booster dose. Those numbers are unchanged from the previous week.

There have been 722,709 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered, 500,915 of the Moderna vaccine and 38,263 doses of the Janssen vaccine.

There have been 1,261,887 total doses administered in South Dakota with 527,970 total persons receiving the vaccine.