BROOKINGS – The state on Wednesday reported 1,254 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in South Dakota in the past week.
Forty-five of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.
The data does not include at-home test results.
Brookings County cases have increased to 8,379 total cases (45 new confirmed and probable): 8,218 of those people have recovered (51 new) with 106 active cases (down by six) and 55 deaths (no change). A total of 229 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 244,523 (1,254 new confirmed and probable) as of midday Wednesday, according to the SDDOH.
Of the statewide cases, 3,101 are classified as active (up by 321 from last Wednesday). As of this Wednesday, 238,484 people have recovered (931 new), 11,029 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (44 new), 53 people are currently hospitalized (down by 12) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,938 people with COVID have died (two new).
The new deaths, both men in their 70s, are being reported in Clay and Faulk counties.
The SDDOH website reported midday Wednesday that 1,259,148 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 527,530 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.
In Brookings County, 49,415 vaccine doses have been administered to 20,581 people, the SDDOH website reports.
The SDDOH reports 74% of the state population age 5 and older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allocation, 60% have completed their vaccination series, and 33% have received a booster dose.
Learn more at https://doh.sd.gov/COVID/Dashboard.aspx.