Thirteen new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Tuesday, Oct. 19

739 new COVID-19 cases, one new death reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Tuesday reported 739 new COVID-19 cases and one new death in South Dakota.

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

Data from Saturday and Sunday is included in Tuesday’s update.

Brookings County cases have risen to 5,063 total cases (four new confirmed and nine new probable): 4,893 of those people have recovered (18 new) with 132 active cases (down by five) 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 151,088 (562 new confirmed and 177 new probable) as of midday Tuesday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 5,679 are classified as active (down by 140 from Monday). As of Tuesday, 143,206 people have recovered (877 new), 7,709 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (38 new), 195 people are currently hospitalized (up by two) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,203 people with COVID have died (one new).

The new death was a man in his 70s from Faulk County.

The SDDOH website reported midday Tuesday that 859,541 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 442,791 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 32,416 vaccine doses have been administered to 17,312 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Tuesday, 49.4% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 58% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The SDDOH reports 66.2% 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 57.1% of the state’s 12-and-older population has completed its vaccination series.

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