BROOKINGS – The state on Friday reported 2,641 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new deaths in South Dakota.
One hundred fifteen of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.
Brookings County cases have risen to 6,856 total cases (63 new confirmed and 52 new probable): 5,647 of those people have recovered (20 new) with 1,168 active cases (up by 95) and 41 deaths (no change). A total of 184 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (no change), the state reported.
The Brookings hospital has five 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 203,137 (1,990 new confirmed and 651 new probable) as of midday Friday, according to the SDDOH.
Of the statewide cases, 26,835 are classified as active (up by 2,039 from Thursday). As of Friday, 173,743 people have recovered (587 new), 9,411 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (30 new), 349 people are currently hospitalized (up by six) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,559 people with COVID have died (15 new).
The new deaths, seven women and eight men, are being reported in Buffalo, Butte, Dewey, Fall River (2), Jackson, Mellette, Minnehaha (2), Pennington (2), Spink, Stanley, Todd and Yankton counties. The age ranges of the deceased are one 40-49 years, one 50-59 years, six 60-69 years, four 70-79 years and three 80 years or older.
The SDDOH website reported midday Friday that 1,116,389 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 502,026 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.
In Brookings County, 44,105 vaccine doses have been administered to 19,745 people, the SDDOH website reports.
The SDDOH reports 68.7% of the state population age 5 and older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, 56.4% have completed their vaccination series, and 28.5% have received a booster dose.
Learn more at https://doh.sd.gov/COVID/Dashboard.aspx.