125 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Wednesday, Jan. 12


2,708 new COVID-19 cases, six new deaths reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Wednesday reported 2,708 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths in South Dakota. 

One hundred twenty-five of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases have risen to 6,604 total cases (67 new confirmed and 58 new probable): 5,617 of those people have recovered (17 new) with 946 active cases (up by 108) and 41 deaths (no change). A total of 182 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (no change), the state reported.

The Brookings hospital has four 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 197,912 (2,045 new confirmed and 663 new probable) as of midday Wednesday, according to the SDDOH. 

Of the statewide cases, 22,743 are classified as active (up by 2,268 from Tuesday). As of Wednesday, 172,635 people have recovered (434 new), 9,343 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (27 new), 336 people are currently hospitalized (up by 21) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,534 people with COVID have died (six new).

The new deaths, three female and three males, are being reported in Custer, Hughes, Lake, Minnehaha, Pennington and Stanley counties. The age ranges of the deceased are one 0-9 years, one 40-49 years, three 60-69 years and one 80 years or older.

The SDDOH website reported midday Wednesday that 1,112,775 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 501,177 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System. 

In Brookings County, 43,957 vaccine doses have been administered to 19,718 people, the SDDOH website reports.

The SDDOH reports 68.6% of the state population age 5 and older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, 56.3% have completed their vaccination series, and 28.2% have received a booster dose.

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

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