21 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Wednesday, Sept. 15

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

BROOKINGS – The state on Wednesday reported 568 new COVID-19 cases and one new death in South Dakota.

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

Brookings County cases have risen to 4,708 total cases (13 new confirmed and eight new probable): 4,438 of those people have recovered (13 new) with 233 active cases (up by eight) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 142 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 138,860 (414 new confirmed and 154 new probable) as of midday Wednesday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 7,364 are classified as active (up by 101 from Tuesday). As of Wednesday, 129,403 people have recovered (466 new), 7,100 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (10 new), 204 people are currently hospitalized (down by 11) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,093 people with COVID have died (one new).

The new death was a man in his 30s from Pennington County.

The SDDOH website reported midday Wednesday that 768,230 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 413,905 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 30,290 vaccine doses have been administered to 16,482 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Wednesday, 47% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 55.3% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOH reports 63.2% 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 57.5% 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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