No new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Monday, March 1

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

BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 43 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in South Dakota Monday.

None of the new cases are in Brookings County, and the county has dropped to the “moderate” community spread category.

Brookings County cases remain at 3,588 total cases (no change): 3,495 of those people have recovered (two new), with 56 active cases (down by two) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 11,807 people (nine 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 Monday.

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 112,470 (43 new – 37 confirmed plus six probable) as of midday Monday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

Of the statewide cases, 1,918 are classified as active (down by 15 from Sunday). As of Monday, 108,664 people have recovered (58 new), 6,632 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (six new), 92 people are currently hospitalized (up by three) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,888 people have died (no change).

The SDDOH website reports 310,347 people (225 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.

Increases in positive cases Monday include, but are not limited to, three in Brown County, three in Codington, three in Lincoln, seven in Minnehaha and five in Pennington.

The SDDOH website reported midday Monday that 223,798 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 146,264 people in South Dakota.

In Brookings County, 6,529 vaccine doses have been administered to 4,689 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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