12 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Friday, April 2


200 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported in South Dakota Friday

BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 200 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in South Dakota Friday.

Twelve of the new cases are in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases have risen to 3,862 total cases (12 new confirmed): 3,679 of those people have recovered (11 new), with 146 active cases (up by one) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 12,675 people (29 new) have tested negative in Brookings County, and 142 people (no change) in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.

There is one COVID-19 occupied hospital bed at the Brookings Hospital, the DOH website reported Friday.

The county is in the “substantial” community spread category.

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 118,186 (200 new – 158 confirmed plus 42 probable) as of midday Friday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

Of the statewide cases, 2,417 are classified as active (down by 70 from Thursday). As of Friday, 113,831 people have recovered (267 new), 7,035 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (14 new), 103 people are currently hospitalized (up by five) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,938 people have died (no change).

The SDDOH website reports 328,534 people (858 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.

Increases in positive cases Friday include, but are not limited to, 12 in Brookings County, eight in Brown, two in Codington, 15 in Lincoln, 76 in Minnehaha and 14 in Pennington.

The SDDOH website reported midday Friday that 432,795 state-allocated doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 264,826 people in South Dakota. 

In Brookings County, 14,327 state-allocated vaccine doses have been administered to 9,500 people.

Doses administered by Indian Health Services, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers or other federal entities, including the federal retail pharmacy program, are not included in the state’s vaccine count.

Nearly 45% of the state population has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, according to the SDDOH website, and 30% of the state population is fully vaccinated.

The figures released by the state Department of Health do not include individuals who are asymptomatic or have symptoms of the coronavirus but are not being tested.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

Learn more at www.covid.sd.gov.

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