BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 229 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths in South Dakota Tuesday.
Eleven of the new cases are in Brookings County.
Brookings County cases have risen to 4,195 total cases: 4,076 of those people have recovered (20 new), with 82 active cases (down by nine) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 13,554 people have tested negative in Brookings County (38 new), and 153 people (two new) in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.
There are two COVID-19 occupied hospital beds at the Brookings Hospital, the SDDOH website reported Tuesday.
The county is in the “substantial” community spread category.
The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 122,974 (229 new – 175 confirmed plus 54 probable) as of midday Tuesday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.
Of the statewide cases, 1,445 are classified as active (down by 67 from Monday). As of Tuesday, 119,556 people have recovered (293 new), 7,403 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (27 new), 103 people are currently hospitalized (down by two) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,973 people have died (three new).
The SDDOH website reports 345,347 people (1,139 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.
The new deaths, all men, are being reported in Kingsbury, Minnehaha and Moody counties. The age ranges of the deceased are one 50-59 years and two 60-69 years.
Increases in positive cases Tuesday include, but are not limited to, 11 in Brookings County, 16 in Brown, 12 in Codington, nine in Lincoln, 86 in Minnehaha and 23 in Pennington.
The SDDOH website reported midday Tuesday that 602,026 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 331,038 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.
Doses administered by Indian Health Services, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Department of Defense and Bureau of Prisons are not included in the state’s vaccine count.
In Brookings County, 23,086 vaccine doses have been administered to 13,475 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Tuesday, 38.4% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 47.6% of those 16 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.
The SDDOT reports 55.1% of the state population age 16 and older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, and 47.6% of the state population has completed its vaccination series.
Learn more at www.covid.sd.gov.