Three new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Friday, Oct. 22

337 new COVID-19 cases, four new deaths reported in South Dakota

BROOKINGS – The state on Friday reported 337 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths in South Dakota.

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

Brookings County cases have risen to 5,083 total cases (two new confirmed and one new probable): 4,925 of those people have recovered (nine new) with 120 active cases (down by six) 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 one COVID-19 occupied hospital bed, 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 152,308 (215 new confirmed and 122 new probable) as of midday Friday, according to the SDDOH. Of the statewide cases, 5,663 are classified as active (down by 33 from Thursday). As of Friday, 144,427 people have recovered (366 new), 7,751 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (11 new), 203 people are currently hospitalized (up by one) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,218 people with COVID have died (four new).

The new deaths, three women and one man, are being reported in Minnehaha, Pennington, Perkins and Union counties. The age ranges of the deceased are two 60-69 years and two 80 years or older.

The SDDOH website reported midday Friday that 867,103 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 443,947 people in South Dakota, as reported to the S.D. Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 32,576 vaccine doses have been administered to 17,384 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Friday, 49.6% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 58.3% 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.

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