No new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Monday, Feb. 22

30 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported in South Dakota Monday

BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 30 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in South Dakota Monday.

None of the new cases are in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases remain at 3,564 total cases: 3,456 of those people have recovered (two new), with 72 active cases (down by two) and 36 deaths (no change). A total of 11,627 people (no change) have tested negative in Brookings County, and 124 people (two new) 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 DOH website reported Monday.

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

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 111,334 (30 new – 20 confirmed plus 10 probable) as of midday Monday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

Of the statewide cases, 1,933 are classified as active (down by 33 from Sunday). As of Monday, 107,538 people have recovered (63 new), 6,537 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (13 new), 91 people are currently hospitalized (up by one) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,863 people have died (no change).

The SDDOH website reports 306,570 people (99 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.

The SDDOH website reported midday Sunday that 185,635 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 123,049 people in South Dakota.

In Brookings County, 4,863 vaccine doses have been administered to 3,263 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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