Six COVID-19 deaths reported in South Dakota update; active cases fall

Six COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday in the Department of Health weekly update — The statewide total is now 2979.

Active cases in Brookings County increase by eleven to 145. Forty-seven new cases reported since August 10th, the total is 8,687. Recovered cases are at 8,484. There have been 58 deaths reported in Brookings County. The County is in the “high” community spread category.

Statewide, active cases drop by 98 to 4,210. Total cases increase by 1,438 in the last week to 254,670. There are 247,481 recovered cases. Current hospitalizations drop by eight to 94.

Seventy-five 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 34-percent have received a booster.

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


August 17, 2022