26 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Tuesday, Nov. 23


931 new COVID-19 cases, nine new deaths reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Tuesday reported 931 new COVID-19 cases and nine new deaths in South Dakota. 

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

Data from Saturday and Sunday is included in Tuesday’s update.

Brookings County cases have risen to 5,308 total cases (21 new confirmed and five new probable): 5,135 of those people have recovered (16 new) with 134 active cases (up by 10) and 39 deaths (no change). A total of 162 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (one new), the state reported. 

The Brookings hospital has two 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 163,721 (682 new confirmed and 249 new probable) as of midday Tuesday, according to the SDDOH. 

Of the statewide cases, 6,950 are classified as active (up by 85 from Monday). As of Tuesday, 154,453 people have recovered (837 new), 8,313 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (42 new), 237 people are currently hospitalized (up by seven) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,318 people with COVID have died (nine new).

The new deaths, four women and five men, are being reported in Butte, McCook, Minnehaha (3), Moody, Pennington, Potter and Spink counties. The age ranges of the deceased are two 40-49 years, two 70-79 years and five 80 years or older.

The SDDOH website reported midday Tuesday that 978,944 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 472,065 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System. 

In Brookings County, 38,420 vaccine doses have been administered to 18,638 people, the SDDOH website reports.

The SDDOH reports 70.9% of the state population age 12 and older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, 59.2% have completed their vaccination series, and 15.4% have received a booster dose.

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

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