24 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Monday, Sept. 20

446 new COVID-19 cases, five new deaths reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Monday reported 446 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths in South Dakota.

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

Brookings County cases have risen to 4,783 total cases (21 new confirmed and three new probable): 4,463 of those people have recovered (nine new) with 283 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 two 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 140,402 (363 new confirmed and 83 new probable) as of midday Monday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 7,927 are classified as active (up by 133 from Friday). As of Monday, 130,370 people have recovered (308 new), 7,168 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (15 new), 202 people are currently hospitalized (down by 12) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,105 people with COVID have died (five new).

The new deaths, two women and three men, are being reported in Meade (2), Miner and Pennington (2) counties. The age ranges of the deceased are two 60-69 years and three 70-79 years.

The SDDOH website reported midday Monday that 772,587 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 416,115 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 30,432 vaccine doses have been administered to 16,544 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Monday, 47.2% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 55.5% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOH reports 63.5% 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 57.8% 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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