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COVID-19: Brookings County

UPDATED: July 29, 2021

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

  • Total Cases: 4,250
  • Recovered Individuals: 4,206
  • Active Cases: 7
  • Spread Category: Moderate




COVID-19: Brookings Thresholds

May 24, 2021 - (Not currently being updated)

  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%

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COVID-19: Brookings Epidemiology Bi-Weekly Video

UPDATED: July 29, 2021

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

UPDATED: July 29, 2021

Weekly Updates:

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

  • 4,250 cases:  2 new cases this week (minimal spread) vs. 7 in previous week
  • SDDOH has Brookings classified as moderate spread due to the relatively large number of cases last week.  The state uses the average number of new cases over the last two weeks to define community spread.
  • 7 active cases (5 last week)
  • No new hospitalizations or deaths in Brookings County this past week.
  • Percentage of people vaccinated inched up a little this week with 42% of Brookings County fully vaccinated vs. 40% of South Dakotans.  The percentage of Brookings County population aged 18 to 24 years receiving at least one vaccine continues to be below the state percentage (24.0% vs. 35.4%, respectively), although Brookings has higher vaccination rates in all other age groups compared to the state.
  • Mobility data have been updated and shows the number of retail & recreation visits to be at pre-pandemic levels.

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

  • 125,216 cases: 268 new cases this week vs. 200 in previous week (moderate spread).  
  • Increases in new cases per week were seen in Pennington, Lawrence, Hughes, Minnehaha, Codington and Yankton counties this past week (see slide #12).
  • 434 active cases (290 last week)
  • 33 people currently hospitalized vs. 30 hospitalized last week (10 currently in the ICU vs. 10 last week)
  • 2,043 deaths:  2 deaths this week vs. 1 in previous week.  One death was among an individual aged 30-39 years, and the other death was among an individual aged 60-69 years.
  • Mobility data have been updated and shows continued increases in number of visits to areas outside of homes.

USA

  • 35.35 million cases: 272,204 new cases this week vs. 273,906 in previous week
  • 627,351 total deaths: 1,988 deaths this week vs. 1,928 in previous week 

Worldwide

  • 195.9 million cases: 3.71 million cases this week vs. 3.64 million in previous week
  • 4.19 million deaths: 59,030 deaths this week vs. 67,989 in previous week 




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

UPDATED: June 23, 2021

Counties with the top ten most populous cities and rankings based on average number of daily cases over the last seven days per 100K population, total cases, and death per 100K population, and percentage of the population with one or more vaccinations (rank of #1 is the best).


County#

Cases/day last 7 days per 100K

Rank:

Cases 

last 7 days

Total Cases

per 100K

Rank:

Total cases

Total Deaths

per 100K

Rank:

Total deaths

% Population with 1+ vaccine

Rank:

% Vaccinated

Huron

Beadle

0

1

16 062

7

217

6

40.9

8

Brookings

Brookings

0

1

12,071

2

105

1

42.4

7

Aberdeen

Brown

2

7

14,521

6

245

8

44.8

5

Watertown

Codington

2

7

16,613

9

296

9

42.6

6

Mitchell

Davison

<1

3

16,425

8

339

10

47.1

4

Pierre

Hughes

<1

3

14,401

5

234

7

51.9

1

Spearfish

Lawrence

<1

3

11,643

1

186

4

38.3

9

Sioux Falls

Minnehaha

3

9

31,759

10

188

5

49.5

2

Rapid City

Pennington

10

10

13,912

4

178

3

34.7

10

Yankton

Yankton

<1

3

3,115

3

149

2

49.2

3

South Dakota

1

 

14,067

 

229

 

41.2

 

Case and death data from: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/south-dakota-coronavirus-cases.html (6/23/21, 6:30 am CT); percent of population vaccinated calculated from numbers vaccinated on the SDDOH dashboard (6/23/21) and the 2019 Census population data. 

^   Rank of 1 is the lowest rate for cases and deaths, while for vaccinations a rank of 1 is the highest rate.

#   Counties shaded darker orange have moderate community spread and light orange has minimal spread based on SDDOH dashboard (last two weeks & determined on Mondays). There were no cases over last two weeks in counties that are not shaded.


Summary – Among the counties with the 10 largest cities, Brookings has the:

  • lowest number of average daily cases per population size in the last seven days (tied with Beadle)
  • 2nd lowest number of cases per population size since the beginning of the pandemic
  • lowest number of deaths per population size since the beginning of the pandemic
  • 7th highest percentage of county population that has received at least one vaccine 

Based on the Department of Health dashboard posted as of June 23rd, Brookings, Brown, Davison, Minnehaha, and Yankton counties had minimal spread and Codington, Hughes, Lawrence, and Pennington counties had moderate spread based on the last two-weeks of data and as defined by the CDC.  Beadle County has had no cases in the past two weeks. 

 



COVID-19: Weekly Data

UPDATED: July 29, 2021

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

DOWNLOAD WEEKLY DATA PDF HERE >

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