BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 184 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in South Dakota Saturday.
Sixteen of the new cases are in Brookings County.
Brookings County cases have risen to 3,878 total cases (three new confirmed and 13 new probable): 3,690 of those people have recovered (11 new), with 151 active cases (up by five) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 12,719 people (44 new) have tested negative in Brookings County, and 141 people 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 Saturday.
The county is in the “substantial” community spread category.
The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 118,361 (184 new – 133 confirmed plus 51 probable) as of midday Saturday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.
Of the statewide cases, 2,443 are classified as active (up by 26 from Friday). As of Saturday, 113,980 people have recovered (149 new), 7,043 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (eight new), 103 people are currently hospitalized (no change) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,938 people have died (no change).
The SDDOH website reports 328,931 people (397 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.
Increases in positive cases Saturday include, but are not limited to, 16 in Brookings County, nine in Brown, nine in Codington, 15 in Lincoln, 54 in Minnehaha and eight in Pennington.
The SDDOH website reported midday Saturday that 442,380 state-allocated doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 270,625 people in South Dakota.
In Brookings County, 15,158 state-allocated vaccine doses have been administered to 10,136 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.
Nearly 46% 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 nearly 31% 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.