Brookings register | Sixteen new cases of COVID-19 at Brookings Co. Tuesday, November 9



BROOKINGS – The state reported 871 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths in South Dakota on Tuesday.

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

Tuesday’s update includes data for Saturday and Sunday.

Brookings County cases have grown to 5,199 total cases (12 new confirmed and four new probable): 5,048 of those people have recovered (18 new) with 112 active cases (down from two) and 39 deaths ( no change). A total of 161 people in the county have been hospitalized at one point (news), the state reported.

Brookings Hospital does not have hospital beds occupied by COVID-19, 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 158,267 (696 new confirmed and 175 new probable) as of noon Tuesday, according to the SDDOH.

Of the statewide cases, 6,083 are classified as active (up 122 from Monday). As of Tuesday, 149,914 people have recovered (746 new), 8,047 South Dakotas have been hospitalized at any given time (49 new), 231 people are currently hospitalized (up to 45) for transmission-based precautions, and 2,270 people with COVID have died (three new).

The new deaths, a woman and two men, are being reported in Hughes, Minnehaha and Pennington counties. The age groups for those who died are one from 70 to 79 and two from 80 or over.

The SDDOH website reported at noon on Tuesday that 928,895 doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered to 456,463 people in South Dakota, as reported to the SD Immunization Information System.

In Brookings County, 36,520 doses of the vaccine were given to 18,001 people, the SDDOH website reports. As of Tuesday, 51.3% of the county’s total population had received at least one dose of the vaccine and 60.3% of those aged 12 and over in Brookings County had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

SDDOH reports that 68.5% of the state’s population aged 12 and over have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine from the state or federal allowance, 58.5% have completed their vaccination series and 10.7% received a booster dose.

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