Seven new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Thursday, Oct. 14

342 new COVID-19 cases, five new deaths reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Thursday reported 342 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths in South Dakota.

Seven of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases have risen to 5,036 total cases (six new confirmed and one new probable): 4,853 of those people have recovered (14 new) with 145 active cases (down by seven) and 38 deaths (no change). A total of 153 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (no change), the state reported.

The Brookings hospital has two COVID-19 occupied hospital beds, according to the South Dakota Department of Health website. The county is in the “high” community spread category.

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 149,678 (267 new confirmed and 75 new probable) as of midday Thursday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 5,963 are classified as active (down by 126 from Wednesday). As of Thursday, 141,533 people have recovered (462 new), 7,646 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (17 new), 201 people are currently hospitalized (down by six) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,182 people with COVID have died (no change).

The SDDOH website reported midday Thursday that 847,046 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 439,713 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 32,183 vaccine doses have been administered to 17,222 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Thursday, 49.1% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 57.7% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOH reports 65.8% 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 56.9% of the state’s 12-and-older population has completed its vaccination series.

“As a continuation of our dashboard improvement efforts, starting Oct. 14, this dashboard will display third and booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines,” the SDDOH website reported Thursday. “Additionally, due to updated/data clean-up efforts of federal vaccination data and additional state residency information, the number of people with one dose coverage increased .7% and completed coverage rate decreased about -2.5%. These efforts reflect the ongoing work to ensure CDC and SDDOH display accurate data reported on both the CDC COVID Tracker and SDDOH COVID-19 Dashboard.”

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