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COVID-19 Update | June 18, 2021

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COVID-19: Brookings County

UPDATED: June 17, 2021

The South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 page is updated daily and has confirmed:

  • Total Cases: 4,235
  • Recovered Individuals: 4,192
  • Active Cases: 6
  • Spread Category: Minimal

COVID-19: Brookings Thresholds

UPDATED: May 24, 2021

  1. Is the epidemic controlled? Yes.  Rt was below 1.0 for all of the last 14 days; community spread is currently moderate per DOH definition based on last two weeks of cases.
  2. Is the health system able to cope with a resurgence of COVID-19 cases that may arise after adapting some measures? Brookings Health System feels they can handle the anticipated numbers (n = 0 to 1).
  3. Is the public health surveillance system able to detect and manage the cases and their contacts, and identify a resurgence of cases in Brookings?
    a. Mitigation Level: Yes, according to state data using tests done, but not unique people tested.
    b. Suppression Level: Yes, for state data using tests done (1%) but not unique people tested (11%).
    c. Approximate Time to Receive Test Results: 1 to 2 days
    d. Percent of Brookings population aged 16 years or older that has received at least one vaccine as of 5/12/21: 40%


COVID-19: Brookings Epidemiology Bi-Weekly Video

UPDATED: June 10, 2021

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COVID-19: Local, Regional, and National Weekly Summary

UPDATED: June 18, 2021

Brookings County (substantial spread is 34+ new cases per week)

  • 4,235 cases:  3 new cases this week vs. 1 in previous week (in MINIMAL spread!)
  • 7 active cases (up from 3 last week)
  • Percentage of 18 to 24 year olds who are vaccinated in Brookings County continues to be below the state (22.9% vs. 32.2%).  Brookings has higher vaccination rates in all other age groups compared to the state.

South Dakota (substantial spread is 864+ new cases per week)

  • 124,382 cases: 68 new cases this week vs. 87 in previous week 
  • 170 active cases (221 last week)
  • The percent of cases that were among individuals aged 60+ years jumped this week to 22%.  This is important due to higher hospitalization and mortality rates among individuals aged 60+ years.
  • 28 people currently hospitalized vs. 38 hospitalized last week (9 in the ICU vs. 6 last week)
  • 2,026 deaths:  3 deaths this week vs. 4 in previous week 


  • 34.35 million cases: 109,319 new cases this week vs. 106,128 in previous week
  • 615,717 total deaths: 2,665 deaths this week vs. 2,616 in previous week 


  • 77.3 million cases: 2.66 million cases this week vs. 2.81 million in previous week
  • 3.83 million deaths: 75,543 deaths this week vs. 187,021 in previous week (deaths reported for previous week was an anomaly due to delays in data reporting)

COVID-19: Rankings (Top 10 Most Populous South Dakota Counties)

UPDATED: June 2, 2021


COVID-19: Weekly Data

UPDATED: June 18, 2021

Source: Bonny Specker, Ph. D., South Dakota State University, Division of Research and Economic Development


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