BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 244 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in South Dakota Tuesday.
Thirteen of the new cases are in Brookings County.
Brookings County cases have risen to 3,214 total cases (six new confirmed and seven new probable): 2,956 of those people have recovered (25 new), with 227 active cases (down by 12) and 31 deaths (no change). A total of 10,392 people (26 new) have tested negative in Brookings County, and 112 people (no change) 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 DOH website reported Tuesday.
Brookings County remains in the “substantial” community spread category.
The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 103,743 (244 new – 177 confirmed plus 67 probable) as of midday Tuesday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.
Of the statewide cases, 4,751 are classified as active (down by 351 from Monday). As of Tuesday, 97,407 people have recovered (595 new), 5,943 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (26 new), 240 people are currently hospitalized (down by two) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,585 people have died (no change).
The SDDOH website reports 281,639 people (426 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.
Increases in positive cases Tuesday included, but are not limited to, 25 in Lincoln County, 56 in Minnehaha and 27 in Pennington.
The counties with the highest total case counts are Minnehaha (26,028), Pennington (11,838), Lincoln (7,114), Brown (4,682) and Codington (3,614).
The SDDOH website reported midday Tuesday that 46,714 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 39,245 people in South Dakota.
In Brookings County, 1,207 vaccine doses have been administered to 1,005 people.
The figures released by the state Department of Health do not include individuals who are asymptomatic or have symptoms of the coronavirus but are not being tested.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.
Learn more at www.covid.sd.gov.