Five new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Monday, Oct. 18

354 new COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Monday reported 354 new COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths in South Dakota.

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

Brookings County cases have risen to 5,050 total cases (three new confirmed and two new probable): 4,875 of those people have recovered (11 new) with 137 active cases (down by six) and 38 deaths (no change). A total of 154 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (no change), the state reported.

The Brookings hospital has three 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 150,350 (265 new confirmed and 89 new probable) as of midday Monday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 5,819 are classified as active (down by 49 from Friday). As of Monday, 142,329 people have recovered (390 new), 7,671 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (11 new), 193 people are currently hospitalized (up by eight) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,202 people with COVID have died (13 new).

The new deaths, five women and eight men, are being reported in Codington, Grant, Lawrence (2), Meade, Minnehaha (4), Oglala Lakota, Pennington, Turner and Yankton counties. The age ranges of the deceased are one 40-49 years, one 50-59 years, four 60-69 years, five 70-79 years and two in the 80-plus years category.

The SDDOH website reported midday Monday that 852,589 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 441,076 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 32,256 vaccine doses have been administered to 17,253 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Monday, 49.2% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 57.8% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOH reports 66% 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 57% of the state’s 12-and-older population has completed its vaccination series.

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