23 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Friday, Sept. 17


544 new COVID-19 cases, four new deaths reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Friday reported 544 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths in South Dakota.

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

Brookings County cases have risen to 4,759 total cases (15 new confirmed and eight new probable): 4,454 of those people have recovered (eight new) with 268 active cases (up by 15) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 143 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (no change), the state reported.

The Brookings hospital has no 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 139,956 (408 new confirmed and 136 new probable) as of midday Friday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 7,794 are classified as active (up by 268 from Thursday). As of Friday, 130,062 people have recovered (272 new), 7,153 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (25 new), 214 people are currently hospitalized (no change) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,100 people with COVID have died (four new).

The new deaths, two women and two men, are being reported in Fall River, Jerauld, Minnehaha and Yankton counties. The age ranges of the deceased are one 40-49 years, one 50-59 years, one 70-79 years and one in the 80-plus years category.

The SDDOH website reported midday Friday that 771,120 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 415,370 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 30,393 vaccine doses have been administered to 16,525 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Friday, 47.1 of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 55.4% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOH reports 63.4% 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 57.7% of the state’s 12-and-older population has completed its vaccination series.

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

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