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Posted on: November 24, 2021

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COVID-19: Brookings County

UPDATED: November 29, 2021

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

  • Total Cases: 5,333
  • Recovered Individuals: 5,146
  • Active Cases: 146
  • Spread Category: High

COVID-19: Brookings Epidemiology Bi-Weekly Video

UPDATED: October 28, 2021



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

UPDATED: November 24, 2021

Weekly Updates:

Brookings County (Highest Level of Spread)

  • 5,319 total cases:  70 new cases this week vs. 43 in the previous week.  Of the new cases this past week:
    • 27% were under 20 years of age (vs. 25% last week)
    • 47% were 20-39 years (vs. 44% last week)
    • 19% were 40-59 years (vs. 26% last week)
    • 7% were 60 years or older (vs. 5% last week)
  • Since October 27th, the largest percentage increase in cases has been in the 30-39 year age group (6% increase, n=40). However, the largest increase in the number of cases has been in the 20-29 year age group (n=49).  There have been 43 new cases in the less than 20 year age group.
  • 139 active cases (110 last week)
  • Test positivity (PCR) this past week was 8.0% compared to 4.9% last week.  You want this below 5%, and the lower, the better.  
  • 163 Brookings County residents have been hospitalized with COVID: 2 new hospitalizations posted this past week compared to 0 in the previous week.
  • 40 Brookings County residents have died of COVID: 1 new death was reported this past week compared to no deaths in the previous week.
  • 53% of Brookings County residents and 54% of South Dakota residents have received at least one vaccine. 

South Dakota (Highest Level of Spread)

  • 164,292 cases: 3,300 new cases this week vs. 2,170 in the previous week.  Of the new cases this past week:
    • 23% were under 20 years of age (vs. 21% last week)
    • 32% were 20-39 years (vs. 33% last week)
    • 27% were 40-59 years (vs. 26% last week)
    • 18% were 60 years or older (vs. 20% last week)
  • 7,080 active cases (6,663 last week)
  • Test positivity (PCR) this past week was 15.8% compared to 15.5% the previous week.  You want this below 5%, and the lower, the better.  
  • 8,339 South Dakota residents have been admitted to in-state hospitals with COVID: 128 people were admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 145 last week.  Of those admitted this past week:  
    • 4% were less than 20 years of age (vs. 1% last week) 
    • 15% were 20-39 years (vs. 11% last week)
    • 26% were 40-59 years (vs. 28% last week)
    • 55% were 60 years of age and older (vs. 60% last week)
  • 231 people currently hospitalized vs. 239 hospitalized last Wednesday (67 currently in the ICU vs. 66 last week)
  • 2,320 South Dakotans have died from COVID:  23 deaths reported this week vs. 20 in the previous week.  Of those who died this past week:  
    • 3 was 40-59 years
    • 20 were 60 years of age & older

USA

  • 48.83 million cases:  673,839 new cases this week vs. 624,841 in the previous week
  • 796,319 total deaths:  10,051 deaths this week vs. 7,952 in the previous week

Worldwide 

  • 259.0 million cases: 3.95 million cases this week vs. 3.52 million in the previous week
  • 5.18 million deaths: 53,482 deaths this week vs. 50,225 in the previous week 




COVID-19: Weekly Data

UPDATED: November 24, 2021

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

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