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Posted on: May 4, 2022

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COVID-19: Brookings County

UPDATED: April 27, 2022

The South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 page is updated weekly and has confirmed:

  • Total Cases: 8,133
  • Active Cases: 28
  • Recovered Individuals: 8,053
  • Spread Category: low based on CDC, High based on SDDOH dashboard

COVID-19: Brookings Epidemiology Updates Video

UPDATED: April 06, 2022

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COVID-19: Local, Regional, and National Weekly Summary

UPDATED: May 04, 2022

Weekly Updates:

Brookings County (low community level based on CDC and high based on SDDOH [% test positivity = 13%])

  • 8,133 total cases:  15 new cases this week vs. 16 in the previous week.  
  • 222 Brookings County residents have been hospitalized with COVID: 0 new hospitalizations posted this past week compared to 0 in the previous week. Currently, the percentage of staffed beds that are COVID-occupied in the Sioux Empire region is 2.6%.
  • 52 Brookings County residents have died of COVID: 0 deaths were reported this past week compared to 0 deaths in the previous week.
  • 54% of Brookings County residents have received the full vaccine series, and 25% have received a booster or third shot.  

South Dakota (low community level based on CDC definition)

  • 238,185 cases: 373 new cases this week vs. 277 in the previous week.  Of the new cases this past week:
    • 14% were under 20 years of age (vs. 18% in previous week)
    • 29% were 20-39 years (vs. 25% in previous week)
    • 24% were 40-59 years (vs. 26% in previous week)
    • 33% were 60 years or older (vs. 31% in previous week)
  • 10,763 South Dakota residents have been admitted to in-state hospitals with COVID: 18 were admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 18last week.  Of the new hospital admissions this past week:
    • 11% were under 20 years of age (vs. 0% in previous week)
    • 17% were 20-39 years (vs. 11% in previous week)
    •   5% were 40-59 years (vs. 0% in previous week)
    • 67% were 60 years or older (vs. 89% in previous week)
  • 25 people currently hospitalized vs. 38 hospitalized last Wednesday (3 currently in the ICU vs. 3 last week). Currently, the percentage of staffed beds statewide that are COVID-occupied is 1.1%.
  • 2,915 South Dakotans have died from COVID:  3 deaths were reported this week vs. 11 in the previous week.  Of those who died this past week:  all were 60 years of age & older.
  • 54% of South Dakota residents have received the full vaccine series, and 25% have received a booster or third shot.  


  • 83.24 million cases:  450,385 new cases this week vs. 373,029 in the previous week
  • 1,021,581 total deaths:  2,573 deaths this week vs. 2,849 in the previous week 


  • 514.5  million cases: 3.8 million cases this week vs. 4.8 million in the previous week
  • 6.26 million deaths: 16,999 deaths this week vs. 20,733 in the previous week 

COVID-19: Weekly Data

UPDATED: May 04, 2022

Source: Bonny Specker, Ph. D., South Dakota State University, Division of Research and Economic Development


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