Five new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Thursday, May 6

84 new COVID-19 cases, one new death reported in South Dakota Thursday

BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 84 new COVID-19 cases and one new death in South Dakota Thursday.

Five of the new cases are in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases have risen to 4,203 total cases (three new confirmed and two probable): 4,097 of those people have recovered (seven new), with 69 active cases (down by two) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 13,604 people have tested negative in Brookings County (22 new), and 153 people (no change) in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.

There are two COVID-19 occupied hospital beds at the Brookings Hospital, the SDDOH website reported Thursday.

The county is in the “substantial” community spread category.

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 123,157 (84 new – 63 confirmed plus 21 probable) as of midday Thursday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

Of the statewide cases, 1,309 are classified as active (down by 76 from Wednesday). As of Thursday, 119,871 people have recovered (159 new), 7,429 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (12 new), 90 people are currently hospitalized (down by 12) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,977 people have died (one new).

The SDDOH website reports 346,524 people (599 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.

The new death was a man in his 40s from Minnehaha County.

Increases in positive cases Thursday include, but are not limited to, five in Brown County, two in Codington, eight in Lincoln, 23 in Minnehaha and 16 in Pennington.

The SDDOH website reported midday Thursday that 608,540 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 332,582 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

Doses administered by Indian Health Services, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Department of Defense and Bureau of Prisons are not included in the state’s vaccine count.

In Brookings County, 23,346 vaccine doses have been administered to 13,494 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Thursday, 38.5% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 47.7% of those 16 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOT reports 55.4% of the state population age 16 and older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, and 48.4% of the state population has completed its vaccination series.

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