35 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Tuesday, Sept. 21

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

BROOKINGS – The state on Tuesday reported 739 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths in South Dakota.

Thirty-five 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 4,818 total cases (33 new confirmed and two new probable): 4,506 of those people have recovered (43 new) with 275 active cases (down by eight) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 144 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (one 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 141,141 (580 new confirmed and 159 new probable) as of midday Tuesday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 7,636 are classified as active (down by 291 from Monday). As of Tuesday, 131,397 people have recovered (1,027 new), 7,213 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (45 new), 236 people are currently hospitalized (up by 34) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,108 people with COVID have died (three new).

The new deaths, two women and one man, are being reported in McPherson, Minnehaha and Pennington counties. The age ranges of the deceased are two 60-69 years and one in the 80-plus years category.

The SDDOH website reported midday Tuesday that 774,887 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 417,127 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 30,504 vaccine doses have been administered to 16,583 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Tuesday, 47.3% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 55.6% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOH reports 63.6% 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 58% 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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