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South Dakota COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Wednesday January 20 2021, South Dakota had 106,063 cases of COVID-19 and 1,667 deaths. Over the past week, South Dakota was finding 267 new cases per day on average and recording 9.0 deaths per day. Data for South Dakota is provided by the COVID Tracking Project and will be updated daily.

Compare South Dakota COVID-19 data to other states.

South Dakota average daily new cases

The current 7 day rolling average of new case discovery in South Dakota is 266.9. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Saturday November 14 2020 at 1,458.0 and is now 1,191.1 lower (81.70%).

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 5921.8. Reported South Dakota testing per million residents per day is 976.0. South Dakota testing may be underreported or insufficient relative to the US as a whole.

South Dakota average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in South Dakota is 9.0. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Thursday December 03 2020 at 26.3 and is now 17.3 lower (65.76%). From a post peak low of 7.9 on Saturday January 02 2021, the 7 day rolling average of reported deaths for South Dakota has now grown by 1.1 (14.55%).

Statistics for positive cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota

Total Cases and Total Cases per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Positive measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Cases
Total
Cases
per 1M
Daily
Positives
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positives
per 1M
(7d Avg)
01/20/21 106,063 119,891 267 301.6
01/19/21 105,786 119,578 292 329.9
01/18/21 105,659 119,435 309 348.8
01/17/21 105,544 119,305 318 359.5
01/16/21 105,278 119,004 340 383.8
01/15/21 104,937 118,619 337 380.6
01/14/21 104,512 118,138 340 384.3
01/13/21 104,195 117,780 359 405.5
01/12/21 103,743 117,269 381 430.7
01/11/21 103,499 116,993 408 461.2
01/10/21 103,318 116,789 398 449.9
01/09/21 102,901 116,317 439 496.1
01/08/21 102,580 115,954 488 551.6
01/07/21 102,132 115,448 424 479.3
01/06/21 101,684 114,941 423 478.6

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Death statistics for COVID-19 in South Dakota

Total Deaths and Total Deaths per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Death measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Deaths
Total
Deaths
per 1M
Daily
Deaths
(7d Avg)
Daily
Deaths
per 1M
(7d Avg)
01/20/21 1,667 1,884.3 9.0 10.2
01/19/21 1,667 1,884.3 11.7 13.2
01/18/21 1,667 1,884.3 11.7 13.2
01/17/21 1,656 1,871.9 10.1 11.5
01/16/21 1,633 1,845.9 9.0 10.2
01/15/21 1,629 1,841.4 10.4 11.8
01/14/21 1,614 1,824.4 10.0 11.3
01/13/21 1,604 1,813.1 12.1 13.7
01/12/21 1,585 1,791.7 10.3 11.6
01/11/21 1,585 1,791.7 10.3 11.6
01/10/21 1,585 1,791.7 10.3 11.6
01/09/21 1,570 1,774.7 9.9 11.1
01/08/21 1,556 1,758.9 9.7 11.0
01/07/21 1,544 1,745.3 8.0 9.0
01/06/21 1,519 1,717.0 7.9 8.9

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COVID-19 testing statistics in South Dakota

All measures below are rolling 7 day averages except Total Tests and Total Tests per 1M residents which are cumulative counts of COVID-19 tests as of the date reported. Testing statistics are dependent on high quality reporting of negative test results by states. Not all states report all tests and thus some of these measures may not represent the true testing picture.

Date Total
Tests
Total
Tests
per 1M
Daily
Tests
(7d Avg)
Daily
Tests
per 1M
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positive
Rate
(7d Avg)
01/20/21 393,343 444,627 863 976 30.9%
01/19/21 392,325 443,476 992 1,121 29.4%
01/18/21 391,864 442,955 1,022 1,155 30.2%
01/17/21 391,422 442,455 1,037 1,173 30.7%
01/16/21 390,520 441,436 1,061 1,199 32.0%
01/15/21 389,508 440,292 1,102 1,246 30.6%
01/14/21 388,172 438,782 1,134 1,282 30.0%
01/13/21 387,299 437,795 1,180 1,334 30.4%
01/12/21 385,382 435,628 1,146 1,295 33.2%
01/11/21 384,712 434,870 1,194 1,349 34.2%
01/10/21 384,161 434,248 1,172 1,325 34.0%
01/09/21 383,093 433,040 1,307 1,477 33.6%
01/08/21 381,792 431,570 1,307 1,478 37.3%
01/07/21 380,234 429,809 1,085 1,226 39.1%
01/06/21 379,041 428,460 1,083 1,224 39.1%

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A final word on this analysis

Please take my calculations and amatuer epidemiological speculations with a grain of salt as I'm moving quickly to get what I hope are meaningful measures online. There may be errors in my data and my thinking! Also, this data may be revised as states revise and backfill their data.

These statistics were inspired by posts on Calculated Risk and the Bondad Blog regarding metrics to track for COVID-19.

Last but not least, thanks to the folks at COVID Tracking Project for making this data available to everyone.