BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 163 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in South Dakota Tuesday.
Eight of the new cases are in Brookings County.
Brookings County cases have risen to 3,893 total cases (eight new confirmed): 3,709 of those people have recovered (16 new), with 147 active cases (down by nine) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 12,761 people (42 new) have tested negative in Brookings County, and 142 people (no change) in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.
There are two COVID-19 occupied hospital bed at the Brookings Hospital, the DOH website reported Tuesday.
The county is in the “substantial” community spread category.
The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 118,680 (163 new – 134 confirmed plus 29 probable) as of midday Tuesday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.
Of the statewide cases, 2,419 are classified as active (down by 66 from Monday). As of Tuesday, 114,323 people have recovered (229 new), 7,068 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (18 new), 98 people are currently hospitalized (up by 10) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,938 people have died (no change).
The SDDOH website reports 329,968 people (559 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.
Increases in positive cases Tuesday include, but are not limited to, six in Brown County, six in Codington, 20 in Lincoln, 73 in Minnehaha and 14 in Pennington.
The SDDOH website reported midday Tuesday that 453,870 state-allocated doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 276,846 people in South Dakota.
In Brookings County, 15,520 state-allocated vaccine doses have been administered to 10,561 people.
Doses administered by Indian Health Services, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers or other federal entities, including the federal retail pharmacy program, are not included in the state’s vaccine count.
More than 46% of the state population has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, according to the SDDOH website, and more than 31% of the state population is fully vaccinated.
The figures released by the state Department of Health do not include individuals who are asymptomatic or have symptoms of the coronavirus but are not being tested.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.
Learn more at www.covid.sd.gov.