November 2, 2022: COVID Weekly Data Update

New Cases in Counties with Top 10 Most Populated Cities

The following is what’s happening in the counties with the ten most populated cities.  Just a reminder that it’s difficult to interpret new case data due to home test kit results not being counted, and it’s likely that the number of new cases is under-reported across all ten counties. 

Updates:

Brookings County (low community level; high community transmission [% test positivity = 24% vs. 27% last week])

  • 9,009 total cases:  14 new cases this week vs. 27 in the previous week. Of the new cases this past week:
    • 14% were under 20 years of age (vs. 11% in previous week)
    • 36% were 20-39 years (vs. 11% in previous week)
    • 29% were 40-59 years (vs. 26% in previous week)
    • 21% were 60 years or older (vs. 52% in previous week)
  • 244 Brookings County residents have been hospitalized with COVID: 1 new hospitalization posted this past week compared to none in the previous week.  Currently, the percentage of staffed beds that are COVID-occupied in the Sioux Empire region is 5.2% (compared to 4.2% last week). 
  • 60 Brookings County residents have died of COVID:  no deaths were reported this past week compared to 1 death in the previous week.

South Dakota (low community level; high community transmission [% test positivity = 25% or greater vs. 20-24% last week])

  • 265,019 cases: 832 new cases this week vs. 719 in the previous week. Of the new cases this past week:
    • 17% were under 20 years of age (vs. 18% in previous week)
    • 22% were 20-39 years (vs. 27% in previous week)
    • 24% were 40-59 years (vs. 18% in previous week)
    • 37% were 60 years or older (vs. 37% in previous week)
  • 11,933 South Dakota residents have been admitted to in-state hospitals with COVID: 35 were admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 26 last week. Of the new hospital admissions this past week:
    • 6% were under 20 years of age (vs. 0% in previous week)
    • 9% were 20-39 years (vs. 0% in previous week)
    • 11% were 40-59 years (vs. 7% in previous week)
    • 74% were 60 years or older (vs. 93% in previous week)
  • 81 people are currently hospitalized vs. 56 last Wednesday (12 currently in the ICU vs. 10 last week). Currently, the percentage of staffed beds statewide that are COVID-occupied is 4.0% (compared to 2.7% last week).
  • 3,065 South Dakotans have died from COVID:  6 new deaths were reported this week vs. 10 in the previous week.  Of the new deaths this past week, 1 was 20-39 years of age and the remaining 5 were aged 60 years and older.

USA

  • 99.3 million cases:  259,705 new cases this week vs. 233,507 in the previous week
  • 1.09 million total deaths:  2,308 deaths this week vs. 2,252 in the previous week

Worldwide

  • 635.9 million cases: 2.21 million cases this week vs. 2.90 million in the previous week
  • 6.59 million deaths: 9,904 deaths this week vs. 11,662 in the previous week 

Take care of yourself and each other.

Published by Bonnysblog78398238

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