28 new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Thursday, Sept. 16

553 new COVID-19 cases, three new deaths reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Thursday reported 553 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths in South Dakota.

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

Brookings County cases have risen to 4,736 total cases (27 new confirmed and one new probable): 4,446 of those people have recovered (eight new) with 253 active cases (up by 20) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 143 people in the county have been hospitalized at some point (one new), 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 139,412 (433 new confirmed and 120 new probable) as of midday Thursday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 7,526 are classified as active (up by 162 from Wednesday). As of Thursday, 129,790 people have recovered (387 new), 7,128 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (28 new), 214 people are currently hospitalized (up by 10) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,096 people with COVID have died (three new).

The new deaths, three men, are all being reported in Pennington County. The age ranges of the deceased are one 30-39 years, one 50-59 years and one in the 80-plus years category.

The SDDOH website reported midday Thursday that 769,369 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 414,508 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 30,307 vaccine doses have been administered to 16,486 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Thursday, 47% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 55.3% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOH reports 63.3% 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 57.5% 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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