November 9, 2022: COVID Weekly Data Update

Flu Season

Based on the SDDOH data, it does look like flu season is starting early, as previously predicted by the CDC.  It’s interesting to note that the average number of hospitalizations and deaths per year in South Dakota from influenza between 2017 and 2021 were 477 and 35, respectively.  Just for comparison, so far this year 840 hospitalizations and 604 COVID-related deaths have been posted on the SDDOH dashboard. 

United States COVID Data Below are the average number of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, based on a 7-day running average, for the United States since August 2020.  The number of cases and deaths is per day, whereas the number of hospitalizations is per week.  Remember that the number of confirmed cases does not include the results of home testing.  There are an average of 3,659 people hospitalized per day with COVID and 316 deaths.  These data are from: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus#explore-the-global-situation

Updates:

Brookings County (low community level; high community transmission [% test positivity = 32% vs. 24% last week])

  • 9,043 total cases:  34 new cases this week vs. 14 in the previous week. Of the new cases this past week:
    • 18% were under 20 years of age (vs. 14% in previous week)
    • 38% were 20-39 years (vs. 36% in previous week)
    • 6% were 40-59 years (vs. 29% in previous week)
    • 38% were 60 years or older (vs. 21% in previous week)
  • 244 Brookings County residents have been hospitalized with COVID: no new hospitalizations 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 4.9% (compared to 5.2% last week). 
  • 61 Brookings County residents have died of COVID:  1 death was reported this past week compared to no deaths in the previous week.

South Dakota (low community level; high community transmission [% test positivity = 20-24.9% vs. 25% or greater last week])

  • 265,890 cases: 871 new cases this week vs. 832 in the previous week. Of the new cases this past week:
    • 17% were under 20 years of age (vs. 17% in previous week)
    • 23% were 20-39 years (vs. 22% in previous week)
    • 23% were 40-59 years (vs. 24% in previous week)
    • 37% were 60 years or older (vs. 37% in previous week)
  • 11,974 South Dakota residents have been admitted to in-state hospitals with COVID: 41 were admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 35 last week. Of the new hospital admissions this past week:
    • 2% were under 20 years of age (vs. 6% in previous week)
    • 2% were 20-39 years (vs. 9% in previous week)
    • 12% were 40-59 years (vs. 11% in previous week)
    • 83% were 60 years or older (vs. 74% in previous week)
  • 76 people are currently hospitalized vs. 81 last Wednesday (8 currently in the ICU vs. 12 last week). Currently, the percentage of staffed beds statewide that are COVID-occupied is 3.7% (compared to 4.0% last week).
  • 3,078 South Dakotans have died from COVID:  13 new deaths were reported this week vs. 6 in the previous week.  Of the new deaths this past week, one was 40-59 years of age and 12 were aged 60 years and older.

USA

  • 99.6 million cases:  296,963 new cases this week vs. 259,705 in the previous week
  • 1.09 million total deaths:  2,878 deaths this week vs. 2,308 in the previous week

Worldwide

  • 638.3 million cases: 2.44 million cases this week vs. 2.21 million in the previous week
  • 6.60 million deaths: 12,373 deaths this week vs. 9,904 in the previous week 

Take care of yourself and each other

Published by Bonnysblog78398238

I'm interested in numbers.

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