June 22, 2022: COVID Weekly Data Update

Below are the numbers of newly diagnosed cases per week in the U.S. with the timing of the different variants identified.  The first variant noted was the UK variant in December of 2020, quickly followed by Brazil and South African variants in January 2021.  The Delta variant was responsible for the peak in the late summer of 2021, and the Omicron variant, with its variety of mutations, was first identified at the end of November 2021.  This virus will continue to mutate as long as it’s circulating in the population.

Also, I have removed the slide on cases in South Dakota K-12 and higher education.  Below are summary slides for the 2021-2022 school year.

Below is a summary of the total number of cases within institutions of higher education within the state.  These are absolute numbers, and it’s important to consider the number of individuals at each institution when comparisons are made.  The table is from https://doh.sd.gov/documents/COVID19/School-College_COVID_cases.pdf

Today’s summaries:

Brookings County (low community level; high community transmission [% test positivity = 23% vs. 31% last week])

  • 8,334 total cases:  30 new cases this week vs. 39 in the previous week. Of the new cases this past week:
    • 23% were under 20 years of age (vs. 15% in previous week)
    • 37% were 20-39 years (vs. 36% in previous week)
    • 10% were 40-59 years (vs. 26% in previous week)
    • 30% were 60 years or older (vs. 23% in previous week)
  • 228 Brookings County residents have been hospitalized with COVID: 1 new hospitalization posted this past week compared to 1 in the previous week. Currently, the percentage of staffed beds that are COVID-occupied in the Sioux Empire region is 3.4% (compared to 2.9% last week).
  • 55 Brookings County residents have died of COVID: 1 death was reported this past week compared to 2 deaths in the previous week.
  • 49% of Brookings County residents have received the full vaccine series, and 26% have received a booster or third shot. 

South Dakota (low community level; high community transmission [% test positivity = 20% vs. 19% last week])

  • 243,269 cases: 971 new cases this week vs. 972 in the previous week. Of the new cases this past week:
    • 11% were under 20 years of age (vs. 10% in previous week)
    • 26% were 20-39 years (vs. 26% in previous week)
    • 26% were 40-59 years (vs. 24% in previous week)
    • 37% were 60 years or older (vs. 40% in previous week)
  • 10,985 South Dakota residents have been admitted to in-state hospitals with COVID: 41 were admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 45 last week. Of the new hospital admissions this past week:
    • 5% were under 20 years of age (vs. 6% in previous week)
    • 17% were 20-39 years (vs. 5% in previous week)
    • 17% were 40-59 years (vs. 15% in previous week)
    • 61% were 60 years or older (vs. 74% in previous week)
  • 65 people are currently hospitalized vs. 52 last Wednesday (7 currently in the ICU vs. 4 last week). Currently, the percentage of staffed beds statewide that are COVID-occupied is 2.8% (compared to 2.2% last week).
  • 2,936 South Dakotans have died from COVID:  5 new deaths were reported this week vs. 3 in the previous week.  The five deaths were among people aged 60 years and older.

USA

  • 88.2 million cases:  695,307 new cases this week vs. 767,159 in the previous week
  • 1.03 million total deaths:  2,417 deaths this week vs. 2,199 in the previous week

Worldwide

  • 545.7 million cases: 4.01 million cases this week vs. 5.21 million in the previous week
  • 6.34 million deaths: 9,339 deaths this week vs. 10,802 in the previous week 

Be kind to each other – and yourself.

Published by Bonnysblog78398238

I'm interested in numbers.

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