Eight new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Monday, April 5


156 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported in South Dakota Monday

BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 156 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in South Dakota Monday.

Eight of the new cases are in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases have risen to 3,886 total cases (seven new confirmed and one new probable): 3,693 of those people have recovered (three new), with 156 active cases (up by five) and 37 deaths (no change). A total of 12,761 people (42 new) have tested negative in Brookings County, and 142 people 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 Monday.

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

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 118,517 (156 new – 124 confirmed plus 32 probable) as of midday Monday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

Of the statewide cases, 2,485 are classified as active (up by 42 from Saturday). As of Monday, 114,094 people have recovered (114 new), 7,050 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (seven new), 88 people are currently hospitalized (down by 15) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,938 people have died (no change).

The SDDOH website reports 329,409 people (478 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.

Increases in positive cases Monday include, but are not limited to, six in Brown County, five in Codington, 16 in Lincoln, 66 in Minnehaha and four in Pennington.

The SDDOH website reported midday Monday that 451,778 state-allocated doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 275,483 people in South Dakota. 

In Brookings County, 15,419 state-allocated vaccine doses have been administered to 10,468 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.

More than 46% 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 more than 31% 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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