BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 129 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths in South Dakota Friday.
Six of the new cases are in Brookings County.
Brookings County cases have risen to 4,184 total cases (three new confirmed and three new probable): 4,041 of those people have recovered (15 new), with 106 active cases (down by nine) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 13,481 people have tested negative in Brookings County (24 new), and 150 people (no change) in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.
There are three COVID-19 occupied hospital beds at the Brookings Hospital, the SDDOH website reported Friday.
The county is in the “substantial” community spread category.
The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 122,660 (129 new – 111 confirmed plus 18 probable) as of midday Friday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.
Of the statewide cases, 1,624 are classified as active (down by 98 from Thursday). As of Friday, 119,069 people have recovered (221 new), 7,370 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (20 new), 112 people are currently hospitalized (down by three) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,967 people have died (five new).
The SDDOH website reports 343,713 people (702 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.
The new deaths, three women and two men, are being reported in Deuel, Kingsbury, Minnehaha, Roberts and Union counties. The age ranges of the deceased are two 60-69 years, two 70-79 years and one in the 80-plus years category.
Increases in positive cases Friday include, but are not limited to, 10 in Brown County, 10 in Codington, three in Lincoln, 51 in Minnehaha and 14 in Pennington.
The SDDOH website reported midday Friday that 589,303 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 328,114 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.
Doses administered by Indian Health Services, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Department of Defense and Bureau of Prisons are not included in the state’s vaccine count.
In Brookings County, 21,669 vaccine doses have been administered to 13,331 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Friday, 38% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 47.1% of those 16 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.
The SDDOT reports 54.59% of the state population age 16 and older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, and 45.94% of the state population has completed its vaccination series.
Learn more at www.covid.sd.gov.