April 20, 2022: COVID Weekly Data Update

Rates of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Vaccination Status

  • People who were unvaccinated have a greater risk of testing positive and a greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than people who were vaccinated with the initial series of vaccine – this was true across all age groups.
  • A benefit of the primary series plus booster over just the primary series can be seen for deaths, especially among older ages.

Data & graphs from: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#rates-by-vaccine-status Note that solid black lines are unvaccinated, dashed blue lines are vaccinated with primary series only, and solid blue lines are vaccinated with a primary series and a booster dose.

Weekly Update:

Brookings County (low community level based on CDC and moderate based on SDDOH)

  • 8,102 total cases:  2 new cases this week vs. 4 in the previous week.  Of the new cases this past week:
    • 50% were under 20 years of age (vs. 25% in previous week)
    • 50% were 20-39 years (vs. 25% in previous week)
    •   0% were 40-59 years (vs. 0% in previous week)
    •   0% were 60 years or older (vs. 50% in previous week)
  • 222 Brookings County residents have been hospitalized with COVID (decreased by one from last week due to SDDOH data cleaning): 1 new hospitalization 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 3.0%.
  • 52 Brookings County residents have died of COVID: 0 deaths were reported this past week compared to 0 death 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)

  • 237,535 cases: 165 new cases this week vs. 124 in the previous week.  Of the new cases this past week:
    • 25% were under 20 years of age (vs. 20% in previous week)
    • 15% were 20-39 years (vs. 28% in previous week)
    • 22% were 40-59 years (vs. 19% in previous week)
    • 38% were 60 years or older (vs. 33% in previous week)
  • 10,745 South Dakota residents have been admitted to in-state hospitals with COVID: 3 were admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 11 last week.  Of the new hospital admissions this past week:
    • 67% were under 20 years of age (vs. 18% in previous week)
    •   0% were 20-39 years (vs. 9% in previous week)
    •   0% were 40-59 years (vs. 0% in previous week)
    • 33% were 60 years or older (vs. 73% in previous week)
  • 38 people currently hospitalized vs. 47 hospitalized last Wednesday (3 currently in the ICU vs. 5 last week). Currently, the percentage of staffed beds statewide that are COVID-occupied is 1.6%.
  • 2,901 South Dakotans have died from COVID:  3 deaths were reported this week vs. 5 in the previous week.  Of those who died this past week: 
    • 1 were 40-59 years of age
    • 2 were 60 years of age & older
  • 53% of South Dakota residents have received the full vaccine series, and 24% have received a booster or third shot. 

USA

  • 82.41 million cases:  283,345 new cases this week vs. 233,330 in the previous week
  • 1,016,159 total deaths:  3,115 deaths this week vs. 3,654 in the previous week

Worldwide

  • 505.8 million cases: 5.0 million cases this week vs. 7.0 million in the previous week
  • 6.22 million deaths: 18,651 deaths this week vs. 26,291 in the previous week 

Be kind to each other – and yourself.

Published by Bonnysblog78398238

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