14 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Thursday, Sept. 23

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

BROOKINGS – The state on Thursday reported 587 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths in South Dakota.

Fourteen of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases have risen to 4,852 total cases (nine new confirmed and five new probable): 4,536 of those people have recovered (14 new) with 279 active cases (no change) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 144 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (no change), the state reported.

The Brookings hospital has one COVID-19 occupied hospital bed, 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 142,330 (443 new confirmed and 144 new probable) as of midday Thursday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 7,725 are classified as active (up by 11 from Wednesday). As of Thursday, 132,490 people have recovered (568 new), 7,263 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (19 new), 203 people are currently hospitalized (down by 23) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,115 people with COVID have died (six new).

The new deaths, all men, are being reported in Custer, Fall River, Minnehaha (3) and Pennington counties. The age ranges of the deceased are one 40-49 years, two 50-59 years, one 60-69 years and two 70-79 years.

The SDDOH website reported midday Thursday that 776,893 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 418,050 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 30,570 vaccine doses have been administered to 16,609 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Thursday, 47.4% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 55.7% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOH reports 63.7% of the state population age 12 and older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, and 58.1% of the state’s 12-and-older population has completed its vaccination series.

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



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