55 new COVID-19 cases, one death in Brookings Co. Wednesday, Aug. 3


1,574 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths reported in South Dakota in past week

BROOKINGS – The state on Wednesday reported 1,574 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths in South Dakota in the past week. 

Fifty-five of the new cases and one death have been reported in Brookings County.

The data does not include at-home test results.

Brookings County cases have increased to 8,595 total cases (55 new confirmed and probable): 8,413 of those people have recovered (43 new) with 125 active cases (up by 11) and 57 deaths (one new). A total of 233 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 251,860 (1,574 new confirmed and probable) as of midday Wednesday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 4,433 are classified as active (up by 43 from last Wednesday). As of this Wednesday, 244,464 people have recovered (1,524 new), 11,314 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (55 new), 89 people are currently hospitalized (up by seven) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,963 people with COVID have died (seven new).

The new deaths, one man and six women, are being reported in Beadle, Brookings, Clay, Hughes (2), Pennington and Sanborn counties. The age ranges of the deceased are one 70-79 years and six 80 years or older.

The SDDOH website reported midday Wednesday that 1,280,681 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 531,198 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 50,166 vaccine doses have been administered to 20,690 people, the SDDOH website reports.

The SDDOH reports 74% of the state population age 5 and older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, 60% have completed their vaccination series, and 34% have received a booster dose.

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

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