BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 295 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in South Dakota Wednesday.
Fourteen of the new cases are in Brookings County.
Brookings County cases have risen to 3,907 total cases (two new confirmed and 12 new probable): 3,724 of those people have recovered (15 new), with 146 active cases (down by one) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 12,837 people (76 new) have tested negative in Brookings County, and 143 people (one new) in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.
There is one COVID-19 occupied hospital bed at the Brookings Hospital, the DOH website reported Wednesday.
The county is in the “substantial” community spread category.
The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 118,975 (295 new – 212 confirmed plus 83 probable) as of midday Wednesday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.
Of the statewide cases, 2,511 are classified as active (up by 92 from Tuesday). As of Wednesday, 114,526 people have recovered (203 new), 7,087 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (19 new), 94 people are currently hospitalized (down by four) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,938 people have died (no change).
The SDDOH website reports 330,646 people (678 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.
Increases in positive cases Wednesday include, but are not limited to, 14 in Brookings County, 13 in Brown, 11 in Codington, 10 in Hutchinson, 11 in Lake, 33 in Lincoln, 107 in Minnehaha, 22 in Pennington and 11 in Yankton.
The SDDOH website reported midday Wednesday that 460,688 state-allocated doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 280,942 people in South Dakota.
In Brookings County, 15,644 state-allocated vaccine doses have been administered to 10,626 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.
More than 47% 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 32% 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.