State COVID Update

Sixteen COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday in the Department of Health weekly update — one of those deaths is from Brookings County. The statewide total is 2973.

Active cases in Brookings County increase by 11 to 125. Fifty-five new cases reported since July 27th, the total is 8,595. Recovered cases are at 8,413. There have been 57 deaths reported in Brookings County. The County is in the “high” community spread category.

Statewide, active cases increase by 43 to 4,433. Total cases increase by 1,574 in the last week to 251,860. There are 244,464 recovered cases. Current hospitalizations increase by 7 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 34% have received a booster.

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