14 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Sunday, March 28


163 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported in South Dakota Sunday

BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 163 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in South Dakota Sunday.

Fourteen of the new cases are in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases have risen to 3,799 total cases (four new confirmed and 10 new probable): 3,634 of those people have recovered (eight new), with 128 active cases (up by six) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 12,543 people (28 new) have tested negative in Brookings County, and 136 people (one new) in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.

There are no COVID-19 occupied hospital beds at the Brookings Hospital, the DOH website reported Sunday.

The county is in the “substantial” community spread category.

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 117,244 (163 new – 122 confirmed plus 41 probable) as of midday Sunday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

Of the statewide cases, 2,412 are classified as active (down by 31 from Saturday). As of Sunday, 112,899 people have recovered (194 new), 6,964 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (13 new), 80 people are currently hospitalized (up by three) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,933 people have died (no change).

The SDDOH website reports 325,514 people (414 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.

Increases in positive cases Sunday include, but are not limited to, 14 in Brookings County, five in Brown, four in Codington, 21 in Lincoln, 53 in Minnehaha and six in Pennington.

The SDDOH website reported midday Sunday that 398,808 state-allocated doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 246,577 people in South Dakota. 

In Brookings County, 12,967 state-allocated vaccine doses have been administered to 8,410 people.

Doses administered by Indian Health Services, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers or other federal entities, including the federal retail pharmacy program, are not included in the state’s vaccine count.

About 42% of the state population has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, according to the SDDOH website, and more than 27% of the state population is fully vaccinated.

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.

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