BROOKINGS – The state on Wednesday reported 269 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths in South Dakota over the past week.
Two of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County, and the county has been moved to the “moderate” community spread category.
The South Dakota Department of Health is now updating its online COVID-19 dashboard weekly. New cases are reported each week by noon Wednesday, and the update includes cases reported by 1 p.m. Tuesday each week.
Brookings County cases have risen to 4,250 total cases (two new confirmed): 4,206 of those people have recovered (no change) with seven active cases (up by two) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 14,476 people have tested negative in Brookings County (82 new), and 130 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.
The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 125,216 (239 new confirmed and 30 new probable) as of midday Wednesday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.
Of the statewide cases, 434 are classified as active (up by 144 from last week). As of Wednesday, 122,739 people have recovered (122 new), 6,508 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point, 33 people are currently hospitalized (down by five) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,043 people with COVID have died (two new).
The SDDOH website reports 371,810 people (2,161 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.
The new deaths were both women, one in her 30s and the other in the 80-plus years age category. The deaths were reported in Bon Homme and Butte counties.
The SDDOH website reported midday Wednesday that 710,033 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 378,903 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.
In Brookings County, 28,435 vaccine doses have been administered to 15,304 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Wednesday, 43.6% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 51.3% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.
The SDDOH reports 58.4% 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 53.9% of the state’s 12-and-older population has completed its vaccination series.
Learn more at www.covid.sd.gov.