Two new COVID-19 cases in Brookings Co. Tuesday, Feb. 23

212 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported in South Dakota Tuesday

BROOKINGS – The state is reporting 212 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in South Dakota Tuesday.

Two of the new cases are in Brookings County.

Brookings County cases have risen to 3,566 total cases (one new confirmed and one new probable): 3,464 of those people have recovered (eight new), with 66 active cases (down by six) and 36 deaths (no change). A total of 11,648 people (21 new) have tested negative in Brookings County, and 124 people (no change) in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.

There are two COVID-19 occupied hospital beds at the Brookings Hospital, the DOH website reported Tuesday.

Brookings County remains in the “substantial” community spread category.

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 111,546 (212 new – 167 confirmed plus 45 probable) as of midday Tuesday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

Of the statewide cases, 1,938 are classified as active (up by five from Monday). As of Tuesday, 107,745 people have recovered (207 new), 6,548 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (11 new), 91 people are currently hospitalized (no change) for transmission-based precautions, and 1,863 people have died (no change).

The SDDOH website reports 307,241 people (671 new) have tested negative in South Dakota.

Increases in positive cases Tuesday include, but are not limited to, five in Brown County, 21 in Codington, 18 in Lincoln, 45 in Minnehaha and 33 in Pennington.

The SDDOH website reported midday Tuesday that 186,329 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 123,451 people in South Dakota.

In Brookings County, 4,865 vaccine doses have been administered to 3,263 people.

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.

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