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Posted on: October 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update | October 14, 2021

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-COVID-19: Brookings County

UPDATED: October 8, 2021

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

  • Total Cases: 5,036
  • Recovered Individuals: 4,853
  • Active Cases: 145
  • Spread Category: High


COVID-19: Brookings Epidemiology Bi-Weekly Video



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

UPDATED: October 13, 2021

Weekly Updates:

Brookings County (Highest Level of Spread)

  • 5,029 total cases:  47 new cases this week (high spread) vs. 63 in the previous week:
    • 25% were under 20 years of age (vs. 29% last week)
    • 34% were 20-39 years (vs. 41% last week)
    • 30% were 40-59 years (vs. 16% last week)
    • 11% were 60 years or older (vs. 14% last week)
  • Since September 29th, the largest percentage increase in cases has been in the 0-9 year (7% increase, n=17) age group. However, the largest increase in cases has been in the 20-29 year age group (n=22) and the 30-39 year age group (n=20).
  • 152 active cases (210 last week)
  • Test positivity (PCR) this past week was 4.3% compared to 6.9% last week.  Ideally, you want this below 5%, and the lower, the better.  A high percentage indicates there are likely many more cases out there – get tested if you have been exposed or have symptoms.
  • There were no new hospital admissions among Brookings County residents reported on the dashboard in the past week compared to 5 in the previous week (total = 153).  Brookings Hospital currently has 2 COVID hospitalized patients.  In Sioux Falls, Avera has 37 COVID-occupied beds (11 ICU) and Sanford has 66 (17 ICU).
  • There were no new deaths among Brookings County residents reported on the dashboard this past week compared to 1 death last week (total = 38).  
  • The percentage of people fully vaccinated did not increase much this past week, with 45% of Brookings County fully vaccinated vs. 45% of South Dakotans (similar percentages as last week).

South Dakota (Highest Level of Spread)

  • 149,337 cases: 2,342 new cases this week vs. 2,449 in the previous week:
    • 24% were under 20 years of age (vs. 24% last week)
    • 30% were 20-39 years (vs. 31% last week)
    • 24% were 40-59 years (vs. 23% last week)
    • 22% were 60 years or older (vs. 22% last week)
  • 6,089 active cases (6,735 last week)
  • Test positivity (PCR) this past week was the same as last week - 14.0%.  Ideally, you want this below 5%, and the lower, the better.  
  • 115 people were admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 136 last week:  
    • 3% were less than 20 years of age (vs. 5% last week) 
    • 17% were 20-39 years (vs. 15% last week)
    • 21% were 40-59 years (vs. 21% last week)
    • 58% were 60 years of age and older (vs. 59% last week)
  • 207 people currently hospitalized vs. 221 hospitalized last week (60 currently in the ICU vs. 66 last week)
  • 2,177 deaths:  10 deaths reported this week vs. 34 in the previous week:  
    • 1 was 20-39 years
    • 1 were 40-59 years
    • 8 were 60 years of age and older

USA

  • 45.43 million cases:  649,967 new cases this week vs. 726,375 in the previous week
  • 737,589 total deaths:  12,861 deaths this week vs. 13,506 in the previous week 

Worldwide 

  • 239.4 million cases: 2.88 million cases this week vs. 3.04 million in the previous week
  • 4.88 million deaths: 50,171 deaths this week vs. 52,529 in the previous week 

 



COVID-19: Weekly Data

UPDATED: October 13, 2021

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

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