BROOKINGS – The state on Friday reported 2,183 new COVID-19 cases and 19 new deaths in South Dakota.
Seventy-two of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.
Brookings County cases have risen to 7,425 total cases (49 new confirmed and 23 new probable): 5,788 of those people have recovered (32 new) with 1,596 active cases (up by 40) and 41 deaths (no change). A total of 191 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (no change), the state reported.
The Brookings hospital has five 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 216,656 (1,629 new confirmed and 554 new probable) as of midday Friday, according to the SDDOH.
Of the statewide cases, 35,196 are classified as active (up by 1,110 from Thursday). As of Friday, 178,859 people have recovered (1,054 new), 9,662 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (44 new), 397 people are currently hospitalized (down by six) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,601 people with COVID have died (19 new).
The new deaths, 10 women and nine men, are being reported in Beadle, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Codington (2), Davison, Hanson, Hutchinson, Meade, Minnehaha (3), Pennington (3), Potter, Stanley, Todd and Yankton counties. The age ranges of the deceased are three 50-59 years, nine 60-69 years, four 70-79 years and three 80 years or older.
The SDDOH website reported midday Friday that 1,127,756 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 505,142 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.
In Brookings County, 44,791 vaccine doses have been administered to 19,951 people, the SDDOH website reports.
The SDDOH reports 69.2% of the state population age 5 and older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, 56.6% have completed their vaccination series, and 29.4% have received a booster dose.
Learn more at https://doh.sd.gov/COVID/Dashboard.aspx.