BROOKINGS – The state on Tuesday reported 992 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths in South Dakota.
Twenty-seven of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.
Data from Saturday through Monday is included in Tuesday’s update.
Brookings County cases have risen to 4,687 total cases (22 new confirmed and five new probable): 4,425 of those people have recovered (25 new) with 225 active cases (up by two) 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 138,292 (792 new confirmed and 200 new probable) as of midday Tuesday, according to the SDDOH.
Of the statewide cases, 7,263 are classified as active (up by 37 from Monday). As of Tuesday, 128,937 people have recovered (951 new), 7,090 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (58 new), 215 people are currently hospitalized (up by 18) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,092 people with COVID have died (four new).
The new deaths, one woman and three men, are being reported in Hamlin, Meade, Pennington and Turner counties. The age ranges of the deceased are two 60-69 years, one 70-79 years and one in the 80-plus years category.
The SDDOH website reported midday Tuesday that 767,378 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 413,861 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.
In Brookings County, 30,266 vaccine doses have been administered to 16,472 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Tuesday, 47% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 55.2% 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 57.3% of the state’s 12-and-older population has completed its vaccination series.
Learn more at https://doh.sd.gov/COVID/Dashboard.aspx.