Eighteen new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Wednesday, Oct. 13

1,088 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Wednesday reported 1,088 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in South Dakota.

Eighteen of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.

Wednesday’s report includes data from Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Brookings County cases have risen to 5,029 total cases (10 new confirmed and eight new probable): 4,839 of those people have recovered (44 new) with 152 active cases (down by 26) and 38 deaths (no change). A total of 153 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (no change), the state reported.

The Brookings hospital has two 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 149,337 (914 new confirmed and 174 new probable) as of midday Wednesday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 6,089 are classified as active (down by 450 from Tuesday). As of Wednesday, 141,071 people have recovered (1,538 new), 7,629 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (57 new), 207 people are currently hospitalized (up by five) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,177 people with COVID have died (no change).

The SDDOH website reported midday Wednesday that 794,822 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 427,298 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 31,177 vaccine doses have been administered to 16,900 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Wednesday, 48.2% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 56.7% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOH reports 65% 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 59.4% 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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