Fifteen new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Thursday, Oct. 7

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

BROOKINGS – The state on Thursday reported 474 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths in South Dakota.

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

Brookings County cases have risen to 4,997 total cases (10 new confirmed and five new probable): 4,753 of those people have recovered (19 new) with 206 active cases (down by four) 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 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 147,469 (306 new confirmed and 168 new probable) as of midday Thursday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 6,716 are classified as active (down by 19 from Wednesday). As of Thursday, 138,583 people have recovered (490 new), 7,531 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (17 new), 213 people are currently hospitalized (down by eight) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,170 people with COVID have died (three new).

The new deaths are all men. The age ranges of the deceased are one 30-39 years, one 40-49 years, and one 60-69 years.

The SDDOH website reported midday Thursday that 789,763 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 424,712 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 30,931 vaccine doses have been administered to 16,771 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Thursday, 47.8% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 56.2% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOH reports 64.7% 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% of the state’s 12-and-older population has completed its vaccination series.

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