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Posted on: September 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update | September 16, 2021

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COVID-19: Brookings County

UPDATED: September 16, 2021

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

  • Total Cases: 4,736
  • Recovered Individuals: 4,446
  • Active Cases: 253
  • Spread Category: High


COVID-19: Brookings Epidemiology Bi-Weekly Video

UPDATED: September 16, 2021

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

UPDATED: September 16, 2021

Weekly Updates:

Brookings County (Highest Level of Spread)

  • 4,708 total cases:  126 new cases this week (high spread) vs. 70 in the previous week:
    • 51 (40%) were under 20 years of age (vs. 28% last week)
    • 44 (35%) were 20-39 years (vs. 52% last week)
    • 20 (16%) were 40-59 years (vs. 15% last week)
    • 11 (9%) were 60 years or older (vs. 5% last week)
  • Since August 25th, the largest increase in percentage of cases has been in the 0-9 year (16% increase) and 10-19 year (10% increase) age groups.  The largest increase in number of cases has been in the 20-29 year age group (n=92).
  • 233 active cases (187 last week)
  • Test positivity (PCR) this past week was 11% compared to 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 in the past week vs. 2 in the previous week.  Brookings Hospital currently has no COVID hospitalized patients.  In Sioux Falls, Avera has 26 COVID-occupied beds (12 ICU) and Sanford has 44 (11 ICU).
  • There were no new deaths reported among Brookings County residents this past week.  
  • The percentage of people vaccinated did not increase much this past week, with 44% of Brookings County fully vaccinated vs. 43% of South Dakotans (similar percentages as last week).

South Dakota (Highest Level of Spread)

  • 138,860 cases: 3,322 new cases this week vs. 2,701 in the previous week:
    • 987 (30%) were under 20 years of age (vs. 26% last week)
    • 978 (29%) were 20-39 years (vs. 33% last week)
    • 796 (24%) were 40-59 years (vs. 22% last week)
    • 561 (17%) were 60 years or older (vs. 19% last week)
  • 7,364 active cases (6,570 last week)
  • Test positivity (PCR) this past week was 14% compared to 15% last week.  Ideally, you want this below 5%, and the lower, the better.  
  • 124 residents admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 141 last week:  
    • 4 (3%) were aged less than 20 years (vs. 3% last week)
    • 14 (11%) were 20-39 years (vs. 19% last week)
    • 31 (25%) were 40-59 years (vs. 27% last week)
    • 75 (61%) were 60 years of age and older (vs. 51% last week)
  • 204 people currently hospitalized vs. 210 hospitalized last week (58 currently in the ICU vs. 68 last week)
  • 2,093 deaths:  16 deaths reported this week vs. 8 in the previous week:  
    • 1 were 20-39 years
    • 3 were 40-59 years
    • 12 were 60 years of age and older

USA

  • 42.28 million cases:  1.08 million new cases this week vs. 1.09 million in the previous week
  • 682,341 total deaths (vs. 675,000 from 1918 influenza):  13,319 deaths this week vs. 11,112 in the previous week 

Worldwide 

  • 226.6 million cases: 3.90 million cases this week vs. 4.21 million in the previous week
  • 4.66 million deaths: 63,198 deaths this week vs. 65,872 in the previous week 

 



COVID-19: Weekly Data

UPDATED: September 16, 2021

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

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