BROOKINGS – The state on Friday reported 615 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths in South Dakota.
Thirty-one of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.
Brookings County cases have risen to 4,633 total cases (22 new confirmed and nine new probable): 4,388 of those people have recovered (19 new) with 208 active cases (up by 12) 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 136,772 (450 new confirmed and 165 new probable) as of midday Friday, according to the SDDOH.
Of the statewide cases, 7,032 are classified as active (up by 282 from Thursday). As of Friday, 127,656 people have recovered (328 new), 7,020 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (22 new), 203 people are currently hospitalized (down by four) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,084 people with COVID have died (five new).
The new deaths, one woman and four men, are being reported in Meade, Minnehaha and Pennington (3) counties. The age ranges of the deceased are one 40-49 years, three 60-69 years and one 70-79 years.
The SDDOH website reported midday Friday that 762,724 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 410,940 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.
In Brookings County, 30,073 vaccine doses have been administered to 16,335 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Thursday, 46.6% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 54.8% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.
The SDDOH reports 62.8% 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 57.1% of the state’s 12-and-older population has completed its vaccination series.
Learn more at https://doh.sd.gov/COVID/Dashboard.aspx.