32 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Wednesday, Sept. 8


1,230 new COVID-19 cases, three new deaths reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Wednesday reported 1,230 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths in South Dakota.

Thirty-two of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.

The numbers reported Wednesday reflect four days of data, from 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, through 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, according to the South Dakota Department of Health website.

Brookings County cases have risen to 4,582 total cases (22 new confirmed and 10 new probable): 4,358 of those people have recovered (26 new) with 187 active cases (up by six) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 142 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (two new), the state reported.

The Brookings hospital has one COVID-19 occupied hospital bed, 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 135,538 (941 new confirmed and 289 new probable) as of midday Wednesday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 6,507 are classified as active (up by 325 from Tuesday). As of Wednesday, 126,954 people have recovered (902 new), 6,976 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (52 new), 210 people are currently hospitalized (down by three) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,077 people with COVID have died (three new).

The new deaths, one woman and two men, are being reported in Charles Mix, Lawrence and Minnehaha counties. The age ranges of the deceased are one 30-39 years, one 50-59 years and one in the 80-plus years category.

The SDDOH website reported midday Wednesday that 760,505 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 409,788 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 30,007 vaccine doses have been administered to 16,299 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Wednesday, 46.5% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 54.6% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOH reports 62.6% 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 56.9% 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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