BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 23 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths in South Dakota Thursday.
Two of the new cases are in Brookings County.
Brookings County cases have risen to 4,234 total cases (two new confirmed): 4,192 of those people have recovered (no change), with five active cases (up by two) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 14,084 people have tested negative in Brookings County (19 new), and 140 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.
The county is in the “moderate” community spread category.
There are no COVID-19 occupied hospital beds at the Brookings Hospital, the SDDOH website reported Thursday.
The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 124,335 (23 new – 21 confirmed and two probable) as of midday Thursday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.
Of the statewide cases, 230 are classified as active (up by nine from Wednesday). As of Thursday, 122,079 people have recovered (nine new), 7,014 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point, 35 people are currently hospitalized (down by three) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,026 people with COVID have died (three new).
The SDDOH website reports 359,222 people (344 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.
The new deaths, one woman and two men, are being reported in Codington, Custer and Lawrence counties. The age ranges of the deceased are two 70-79 years and one in the 80-plus years category.
The SDDOH website reported midday Thursday that 668,375 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 358,478 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.
In Brookings County, 26,874 vaccine doses have been administered to 14,662 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Thursday, 41.8% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 49.2% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.
The SDDOH reports 55.6% 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 50.6% of the state’s 12-and-older population has completed its vaccination series.
Learn more at www.covid.sd.gov.