Eight new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Thursday, Oct. 21


417 new COVID-19 cases, nine new deaths reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Thursday reported 417 new COVID-19 cases and nine new deaths in South Dakota.

Eight of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases have risen to 5,080 total cases (eight new probable): 4,916 of those people have recovered (10 new) with 126 active cases (down by two) and 38 deaths (no change). A total of 154 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 151,971 (290 new confirmed and 127 new probable) as of midday Thursday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 5,696 are classified as active (down by 27 from Wednesday). As of Thursday, 144,061 people have recovered (435 new), 7,740 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (11 new), 202 people are currently hospitalized (up by two) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,214 people with COVID have died (nine new).

The new deaths, four women and five men, are being reported in Brown, Butte (2), Lawrence, Marchall (2), Minnehaha and Pennington (2) counties. The age ranges of the deceased are one 30-39 years, one 50-59 years, three 60-69 years, three 70-79 years and one 80 years or older.

The SDDOH website reported midday Thursday that 864,431 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 443,513 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 32,504 vaccine doses have been administered to 17,352 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Thursday, 49.5% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 58.2% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOH reports 66.3% 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 57.3% 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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