11 new COVID-19 cases, one new death in Brookings Co. Wednesday, Nov. 24


574 new COVID-19 cases, two new deaths reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Wednesday reported 574 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths in South Dakota. 

Eleven of the new cases and one new death have been reported in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases have risen to 5,319 total cases (seven new confirmed and four new probable): 5,140 of those people have recovered (five new) with 139 active cases (up by five) and 40 deaths (one new). A total of 163 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (one new), the state reported. 

The Brookings hospital has three COVID-19 occupied hospital beds, according to the South Dakota Department of Health website. The county is in the “high” community spread category. 

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 164,292 (383 new confirmed and 191 new probable) as of midday Wednesday, according to the SDDOH. 

Of the statewide cases, 7,080 are classified as active (up by 130 from Tuesday). As of Wednesday, 154,892 people have recovered (439 new), 8,339 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (26 new), 231 people are currently hospitalized (down by six) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,320 people with COVID have died (two new).

The SDDOH website reported midday Wednesday that 986,676 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 473,600 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System. 

In Brookings County, 38,731 vaccine doses have been administered to 18,696 people, the SDDOH website reports.

The SDDOH reports 63.8% of the state population age 5 and older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, 53.3% have completed their vaccination series, and 14.2% have received a booster dose.

Learn more at https://doh.sd.gov/COVID/Dashboard.aspx.

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