Joan Adam, Secretary of Health

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South Dakota COVID-19 Dashboard

South Dakota COVID-19 Updates

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NOTE: This dashboard is updated weekly on Wednesdays.


  • Percent of the population with 1-dose, series complete, and booster dose has been updated to reflect the 5+ year old population. There was a decrease of 7% from the 12+ year old population. The change was made to align with the vaccine-eligible population, which now includes children ages 5-11 years.

  • The number of persons positive for COVID-19 and number of tests positive for COVID-19 reflect only South Dakota residents, regardless of where testing was conducted (in-state or out-of-state).

  • Investigation of a person positive for COVID-19 is completed by the public health agency in the state where the person resides. A South Dakota resident testing positive in another state is reported to SD-DOH for investigation.

  • States notify the public health agency in which close contacts of a positive case reside so notification can be made. A South Dakota resident will be notified if they were a close contact to a confirmed case by the SD-DOH.

  • A person is considered recovered after they have been released from isolation by SD-DOH upon meetingthefollowing: (1) at least 10 days have elapsed after their symptoms began, and (2) at least 24 hours haveelapsed after their fever resolvedand their other symptoms have improved.

  • As a continuation of our Dashboard improvement efforts, starting 10/14/21, this Dashboard will display 3rd and booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Additionally, due to updated/data clean-up efforts of federal vaccination data and additional state residency information, the number of people with one dose coverage increased .7% and completed coverage rate decreased ~-2.5%. These efforts reflect the ongoing work to ensure CDC and SD-DOH display accurate data reported on both the CDC COVID Tracker and SD-DOH COVID-19 Dashboard.

  • Data are provisional and subject to change. Data are updated weekly on Wednesday by about 12:00 p.m. and include cases reported through 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • Identification of variant viruses should be considered an indicator of wider transmission in the community since the number of COVID-19 positive virus specimens undergoing genomic sequence testing is done as sentinel monitoring rather than all positive specimens being tested.

  • COVID-19 cases within South Dakota K-12 Schools and Colleges, Universities, and Technical Schools in the 2021-2022 school year.

  • COVID-19 vaccination plays an important role to reduce the risk of becoming a case of COVID-19 and being hospitalized or dying. Two analyses linking South Dakota COVID-19 cases with their vaccination history is shown for calendar year 2021 and 2022. South Dakotans with a COVID-19 booster dose, compared to unvaccinated persons, had substantially reduced their case rates, hospitalization rates, and death rates.

  • Number of COVID-19 Vaccine distributed to South Dakota: