20 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Wednesday, Sept. 22

605 new COVID-19 cases, one new death reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Wednesday reported 605 new COVID-19 cases and one new death in South Dakota.

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

Brookings County cases have risen to 4,838 total cases (14 new confirmed and six new probable): 4,522 of those people have recovered (16 new) with 279 active cases (up by four) 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 141,745 (436 new confirmed and 169 new probable) as of midday Wednesday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 7,714 are classified as active (up by 78 from Tuesday). As of Wednesday, 131,922 people have recovered (525 new), 7,244 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (31 new), 226 people are currently hospitalized (down by 10) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,109 people with COVID have died (one new).

The new death was a man in his 60s from Pennington County.

The SDDOH website reported midday Wednesday that 775,726 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 417,502 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 30,537 vaccine doses have been administered to 16,598 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Wednesday, 47.3% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 55.6% 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% 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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