BROOKINGS – The state on Friday reported 485 new COVID-19 cases and one new death in South Dakota.
Sixteen of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.
Brookings County cases have risen to 4,541 total cases (12 new confirmed and four new probable): 4,321 of those people have recovered (four new) with 183 active cases (up by 12) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 140 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (no change), the state reported.
The Brookings Hospital has no 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 133,855 (411 new confirmed and 74 new probable) as of midday Friday, according to the SDDOH.
Of the statewide cases, 5,970 are classified as active (up by 282 from Thursday). As of Friday, 125,813 people have recovered (200 new), 6,902 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (32 new), 230 people are currently hospitalized (up by 12) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,072 people with COVID have died (one new).
The new death was a man in his 60s from Pennington County.
The SDDOH website reported midday Friday that 755,521 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 406,906 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.
In Brookings County, 29,864 vaccine doses have been administered to 16,219 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Friday, 46.2% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 54.4% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.
The SDDOH reports 62.2% 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 56.6% of the state’s 12-and-older population has completed its vaccination series.
Learn more at https://doh.sd.gov/COVID/Dashboard.aspx.