Twelve COVID-19 deaths reported in South Dakota Thursday; active cases climbing

Twelve COVID-19 deaths reported in South Dakota Thursday. The statewide total is now 2486.

Active cases in Brookings County increase by 21 to 279. Thirty-three new cases reported Thursday, raising the total to 5778. Recovered cases are at 5458. There have been 41 deaths reported in Brookings County. The County is in the “high” community spread category.

Statewide, active cases increase by 452 to 8323. Total cases increase by 809 to 179,204. There are 168,395 recovered cases. Current hospitalizations increase by three to 240.

Sixty-seven percent of the state’s eligible population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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


December 30, 2021