33 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Thursday, Dec. 30

809 new COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths reported in South Dakota


BROOKINGS – The state on Thursday reported 809 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths in South Dakota. 

Thirty-three of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases have risen to 5,778 total cases (21 new confirmed and 12 new probable): 5,458 of those people have recovered (12 new) with 279 active cases (up by 21) and 41 deaths (no change). A total of 176 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 and one COVID-19 occupied adult ICU 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 179,204 (724 new confirmed and 85 new probable) as of midday Thursday, according to the SDDOH. 

Of the statewide cases, 8,323 are classified as active (up by 452 from Wednesday). As of Thursday, 168,395 people have recovered (345 new), 9,076 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (18 new), 240 people are currently hospitalized (up by three) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,486 people with COVID have died (12 new).

The new deaths, five women and seven men, are being reported in Butte, Fall River, Lawrence, Lincoln, Minnehaha (4) and Pennington (4) counties. The age ranges of the deceased are one 30-39 years, three 50-59 years, one 60-69 years and seven 70-79 years.

The SDDOH website reported midday Thursday that 1,088,956 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 495,026 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System. 

In Brookings County, 42,968 vaccine doses have been administered to 19,480 people, the SDDOH website reports.

The SDDOH reports 67.5% of the state population age 5 and older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, 55.6% have completed their vaccination series, and 26.2% have received a booster dose.

Learn more at https://doh.sd.gov/COVID/Dashboard.aspx.