25 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Friday, Jan. 8


12 new COVID-19 deaths, 448 new cases reported in South Dakota Friday

BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 12 new COVID-19 deaths and 448 new cases in South Dakota Friday.

Twenty-five of the new cases are in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases have risen to 3,156 total cases (11 new confirmed and 14 new probable): 2,873 of those people have recovered (57 new), with 252 active cases (down by 32) and 31 deaths (no change). A total of 10,272 people (36new) have tested negative in Brookings County, and 107 people (no change) 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 Friday.

Brookings County remains in the “substantial” community spread category.

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 102,580 (448 new – 323 confirmed plus 125 probable) as of midday Friday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

Of the statewide cases, 5,241 are classified as active (down by 834 from Thursday). As of Friday, 95,783 people have recovered (1,270 new), 5,851 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (22 new), 247 people are currently hospitalized (down by 17), and 1,556 people have died (12 new).

The SDDOH website reports 279,212 people (1,110 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.

The new deaths, five women and seven men, are being reported in Brown, Day, Haakon, Jackson, Lawrence, Minnehaha (5), Oglala Lakota and Pennington (2) counties, and the count decreased by one in Corson County. The age ranges of the deceased are three 60-69 years, four 70-79 years and five in the 80-plus years category.

Increases in positive cases Friday included, but are not limited to, 25 in Brookings County, 20 in Brown, 37 in Lincoln, 102 in Minnehaha and 45 in Pennington.

The counties with the highest total case counts are Minnehaha (25,774), Pennington (11,718), Lincoln (7,030), Brown (4,613) and Codington (3,574).

The SDDOH website reported midday Friday that 35,611 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 33,644 people in South Dakota. Among those, 1,967 people have received two doses of a vaccine.

In Brookings County, 980 vaccine doses have been administered to 933 people. Among those, 47 people have received two doses of a vaccine.

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.

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