COVID Cases Climbing in South Dakota

Cases of COVID-19 are climbing in South Dakota.

Five COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday in the Department of Health weekly update. The statewide total is 2945.

Active cases in Brookings County increase by eleven to 127. Forty-eight new cases reported since July 6, the total is 8,469. Recovered cases are at 8,286. There have been 56 deaths reported in Brookings County. The County is in the “high” community spread category.

Statewide, active cases increase by 558 to 3,857. Total cases increase by 1,569 in the last week to 247,274. There are 240,472 recovered cases. Current hospitalizations increase by 23 to 89.

Seventy-four percent of the state’s eligible population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Sixty percent have completed a vaccine series and 33-percent have received a booster.

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