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Posted on: January 19, 2022

COVID-19 Update | January 19, 2022

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COVID-19: Brookings County

UPDATED: January 19, 2022

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

  • Total Cases: 7726
  • Active Cases: 1463
  • Recovered Individuals: 5,722
  • Spread Category: High

COVID-19: Brookings Epidemiology Updates Video

UPDATED: January 6, 2022



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

UPDATED: January 19, 2022

Weekly Updates:

Brookings County (Highest Level of Spread)

  • 7,226 total cases:  622 new cases this week vs. 636 in the previous week.  Of the new cases this past week:
    • 26% were under 20 years of age (vs. 26% last week)
    • 44% were 20-39 years (vs. 46% last week)
    • 24% were 40-59 years (vs. 23% last week)
    • 6% were 60 years or older (vs. 5% last week)
  • Since December 29th, the largest percentage increase in cases has been in the 0-9 year age group (40%; n=137), and the largest increase in the number of cases has been in the 20-29 year age group (n=409; 24% increase).  
  • 1.463 active cases (946 last week)
  • Test positivity (PCR) this past week was 37% compared to 38% last week.  You want this below 5%, and the lower, the better. With the availability of at-home testing kits, this has become more difficult to interpret.  
  • 191 Brookings County residents have been hospitalized with COVID: 9 new hospitalizations posted this past week compared to 5 in the previous week.
  • 41 Brookings County residents have died of COVID: no deaths were reported this past week compared to no deaths in the previous week.
  • 56% of Brookings County residents have received at least one vaccine, 51% have received the full vaccine series, and 22% have received a booster or third shot. 

South Dakota (Highest Level of Spread)

  • 211,885 cases: 13,973 new cases this week vs. 12,628 in the previous week.  Of the new cases this past week:
    • 22% were under 20 years of age (vs. 20% last week)
    • 37% were 20-39 years (vs. 42% last week)
    • 27% were 40-59 years (vs. 26% last week)
    • 14% were 60 years or older (vs. 12% last week)
  • 32,761 active cases (22,743 last week)
  • Test positivity (PCR) this past week was 40% compared to 36% the previous week.  You want this below 5%, and the lower, the better. With the availability of at-home testing kits, this has become more difficult to interpret.   
  • 9,577 South Dakota residents have been admitted to in-state hospitals with COVID: 234 people were admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 180 last week.  Of those admitted this past week:  
    • 4% were less than 20 years of age (vs. 5% last week) 
    • 26% were 20-39 years (vs. 16% last week)
    • 23% were 40-59 years (vs. 15% last week)
    • 47% were 60 years of age and older (vs. 64% last week)
  • 392 people currently hospitalized vs. 336 hospitalized last Wednesday (76 currently in the ICU vs. 74 last week)
  • 2,573 South Dakotans have died from COVID:  39 deaths were reported this week vs. 27 in the previous week.  Of those who died this past week:  
    • 1 was less than 10 years of age
    • 1 was 20-39 years of age 
    • 7 were 40-59 years of age
    • 30 were 60 years of age & older
  • 57% of South Dakota residents have received at least one vaccine, 51% have received the full vaccine series, and 21% have received a booster or third shot. 

USA

  • 68.76 million cases:  5.37 million new cases this week vs. 5.34 in the previous week
  • 877,240 total deaths:  13,344 deaths this week vs. 12,421 in the previous week

Worldwide 

  • 335.1 million cases: 21.1 million cases this week vs. 17.5 million in the previous week
  • 5.57 million deaths: 51,817 deaths this week vs. 43,257 in the previous week 




COVID-19: Weekly Data

UPDATED: January 19, 2022

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

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