BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 23 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths in South Dakota Wednesday.
None of the new cases are in Brookings County.
Brookings County cases remain at 4,234 total cases: 4,194 of those people have recovered (no change) with three active cases (no change) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 14,200 people have tested negative in Brookings County (11 new), and 135 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.
The county is in the “minimal” community spread category.
The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 124,468 (14 new confirmed plus nine new probable) as of midday Wednesday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.
Of the statewide cases, 162 are classified as active (up by 11 from Tuesday). As of Wednesday, 122,277 people have recovered (nine new), 6,877 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point, 20 people are currently hospitalized (down by six) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,029 people with COVID have died (two new).
The SDDOH website reports 362,500 people (370 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.
The new deaths, one woman and one man, are being reported in Minnehaha County. The age ranges of the deceased are one 50-59 years and one in the 80-plus years category.
The SDDOH website reported midday Wednesday that 682,578 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 364,252 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.
In Brookings County, 27,614 vaccine doses have been administered to 14,869 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Wednesday, 42.4% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 49.8% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.
The SDDOH reports 56.4% 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 51.9% of the state’s 12-and-older population has completed its vaccination series.
Learn more at www.covid.sd.gov.