15 COVID-19 deaths reported in South Dakota Friday as active cases surge

Fifteen COVID-19 deaths reported in South Dakota Friday. The statewide total is now 2559.

Active cases in Brookings County increase by 95 to 1168. There were 115 new cases reported Friday, raising the total to 6856. Recovered cases are at 5647. There have been 41 deaths reported in Brookings County. The County is in the “high” community spread category.

Statewide, active cases increase by 2039 to 26,835. Total cases increase by 2641 to 203,137. There are 173,743 recovered cases. Current hospitalizations increase by six to 349.

Sixty-nine percent of the state’s eligible population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Fifty-six percent have completed a vaccine series and 28-percent have received a booster.

The latest information is available on the Department of Health website.


January 14, 2021