Dec 15, 2021: COVID Weekly Update

South Dakota Level of Community Spread (time period of Tue Dec 07 2021 – Mon Dec 13 2021; https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view):

Notes on today’s update:

  • Brookings County had two cases in the 60+ age group and one death deleted from the data base this past week. This is likely a correction in the county of residence.
  • Active cases, new cases and test positivity are down but with Omicron spreading quickly throughout the U.S., we should not be complacent.

Brookings County (highest level of spread)

  • 5,563 total cases: 49 new cases this week vs. 125 in the previous week. Of the new cases:
    • 53% were under 20 years of age (vs. 24% last week)
    • 20% were 20-39 years (vs. 42% last week)
    • 24% were 40-59 years (vs. 20% last week)
    • 2% were 60 years or older (vs. 14% last week)
  • Since November 24th, the largest percentage increase in cases has been in the 0-9 year age group (15% increase, n=42). However, the largest increase in the number of cases has been in the 20-29 year age group (n=56), followed by the 30-39 year age group (n=45). 
  • 217 active cases (232 last week)
  • Test positivity (PCR) this past week was 9.3% compared to 13.7% last week.  You want this below 5%, and the lower, the better. 
  • 169 Brookings County residents have been hospitalized with COVID: there were 2 new hospitalizations posted this past week compared to 4 in the previous week.
  • 41 Brookings County residents have died of COVID: no deaths were reported this past week compared to 1 death in the previous week (deaths actually declined by one – see note above).
  • 55% of Brookings County and South Dakota residents have received at least one vaccine. 

South Dakota (highest level of spread)

  • 172,744 cases: 2,328 new cases this week vs. 3,272 in the previous week.  Of the new cases this past week:
    • 19% were under 20 years of age (vs. 24% last week)
    • 34% were 20-39 years (vs. 33% last week)
    • 27% were 40-59 years (vs. 25% last week)
    • 20% were 60 years or older (vs. 18% last week)
  • 7,065 active cases (7,752 last week)
  • Test positivity (PCR) this past week was 13.5% compared to 15.8% the previous week.  You want this below 5%, and the lower, the better. 
  • 8,801 South Dakota residents have been admitted to in-state hospitals with COVID: 173 people were admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 160 last week.  Of those admitted this past week:  
    • 4% were less than 20 years of age (vs. 4% last week)
    • 15% were 20-39 years (vs. 19% last week)
    • 30% were 40-59 years (vs. 22% last week)
    • 51% were 60 years of age and older (vs. 55% last week)
  • 271 people currently hospitalized vs. 267 hospitalized last Wednesday (83 currently in the ICU vs. 83 last week)
  • 2,419 South Dakotans have died from COVID:  35 deaths were reported this week vs. 35 in the previous week.  Of those who died this past week: 
    • 6 were 40-59 years of age
    • 29 were 60 years of age & older

USA

  • 51.13 million cases:  866,306 new cases this week vs. 841,223 in the previous week
  • 821,335 total deaths:  9,130 deaths this week vs. 9,160 in the previous week

Worldwide

  • 271.7 million cases: 4.34 million cases this week vs. 4.34 million in the previous week
  • 5.33 million deaths: 50,400 deaths this week vs. 53,428 in the previous week 

Be safe over the holidays.

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