Four new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Tuesday, March 2

182 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported in South Dakota Tuesday

BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 182 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in South Dakota Tuesday.

Four of the new cases are in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases have risen to 3,592 total cases (three new confirmed and one new probable): 3,498 of those people have recovered (three new), with 57 active cases (up by one) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 11,836 people (29 new) have tested negative in Brookings County, and 127 people (no change) in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.

There is one COVID-19 occupied hospital bed at the Brookings Hospital, the DOH website reported Tuesday.

Brookings County remains in the “moderate” community spread category.

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 112,652 (182 new – 141 confirmed plus 41 probable) as of midday Tuesday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

Of the statewide cases, 1,975 are classified as active (up by 57 from Monday). As of Tuesday, 108,789 people have recovered (125 new), 6,640 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (eight new), 92 people are currently hospitalized (no change) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,888 people have died (no change).

The SDDOH website reports 310,811 people (464 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.

Increases in positive cases Tuesday include, but are not limited to, 10 in Brown County, 12 in Codington, 14 in Lincoln, 61 in Minnehaha and 10 in Pennington.

The SDDOH website reported midday Tuesday that 224,643 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 146,858 people in South Dakota.

In Brookings County, 6,565 vaccine doses have been administered to 4,725 people.

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.

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