16 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Wednesday, May 11


453 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths reported in South Dakota in past week

BROOKINGS – The state on Wednesday reported 453 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in South Dakota in the past week. 

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

The data does not include at-home test results.

Brookings County cases have increased to 8,149 total cases (16 new confirmed and probable): 8,056 of those people have recovered (three new) with 41 active cases (up by 13) and 52 deaths (no change). A total of 222 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 238,635 (453 new confirmed and probable) as of midday Wednesday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 1,054 are classified as active (up by 288 from last Wednesday). As of this Wednesday, 234,664 people have recovered (160 new), 10,798 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (17 new), 33 people are currently hospitalized (up by eight) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,917 people with COVID have died (two new).

The new deaths, one woman and one man, are being reported in Davison and Kingsbury counties. The age ranges of the deceased are one 60-69 years and one 70-79 years.

The SDDOH website reported midday Wednesday that 1,229,946 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 524,283 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System. 

In Brookings County, 48,425 vaccine doses have been administered to 20,503 people, the SDDOH website reports.

The SDDOH reports 72.8% of the state population age 5 and older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, 59.5% have completed their vaccination series, and 34.1% have received a booster dose.

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

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