December 21, 2022: COVID Weekly Data Update

South Dakota Mortality Data Through September 2022

The SDDOH released the provisional data for 2022 deaths through September (link here).  Below are the number of deaths by year and month since 2010.  Excess deaths was calculated as the difference between currently observed deaths in 2022 minus the average number of deaths between January and September in 2010-2019.  The number of deaths in September 2022 was exceeded only in 2020 and 2021 and is higher than in other years. 

The graph below shows the leading causes of death for January through September 2012 to 2022.  As of the end of September, the top three causes of death in 2022 are heart disease, cancer, and COVID-19 (in order). 

Influenza

The number of flu cases continues to increase dramatically.  The following was from the South Dakota Epi Listserv.  Additional information on the flu in South Dakota can be found here

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

Every two years the South Dakota Department of Health conducts a survey among students in grades 9th through 12th across South Dakota.  The results from the 2021 survey were released and be viewed on the following here

Updates:

Brookings County (low community level; high community transmission [% test positivity = 31% vs. 25% last week])

  • Only 15.3% of people 18 years of age and older in Brookings County have received the updated bivalent booster (link to data here). 
  • 9,203 total cases:  24 new cases this week vs. 30 in the previous week. Of the new cases this past week:
    • 12% were under 20 years of age (vs. 20% in previous week)
    • 46% were 20-39 years (vs. 30% in previous week)
    • 17% were 40-59 years (vs. 23% in previous week)
    • 25% were 60 years or older (vs. 27% in previous week)
  • 247 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 4.3% (compared to 3.8% last week), and 22.3% of the total hospital beds are available (compared to 21.5% last week).
  • 62 Brookings County residents have died of COVID:  no deaths were reported this past week compared to no deaths in the previous week.

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

  • Only 18.0% of people 18 years of age and older in South Dakota have received the updated bivalent booster (link to data here). 
  • 271,433 cases: 624 new cases this week vs. 923 in the previous week. Of the new cases this past week:
    • 20% were under 20 years of age (vs. 20% in previous week)
    • 29% were 20-39 years (vs. 24% in previous week)
    • 19% were 40-59 years (vs. 23% in previous week)
    • 32% were 60 years or older (vs. 33% in previous week)
  • 12,189 South Dakota residents have been admitted to in-state hospitals with COVID: 28 were admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 35 last week. Of the new hospital admissions this past week:
    • 11% were under 20 years of age (vs. 0% in previous week)
    • 3% were 20-39 years (vs. 6% in previous week)
    • 11% were 40-59 years (vs. 11% in previous week)
    • 75% were 60 years or older (vs. 83% in previous week)
  • 83 people are currently hospitalized vs. 64 last Wednesday (6 currently in the ICU vs. 8 last week).
  • Currently, the percentage of staffed beds statewide that are COVID-occupied is 3.7% (compared to 3.1% last week), and 35.5% of the total hospital beds are available (compared to 33.6% last week).
  • 3,116 South Dakotans have died from COVID:  1 new death reported this week vs. 9 in the previous week.  The one death was in a person aged 60 years or older.

USA

  • 101.8 million cases:  446,074 new cases this week vs. 457,193 in the previous week
  • 1.11 million total deaths:  3,247 deaths this week vs. 2,767 in the previous week

Worldwide

  • 659.1 million cases: 4.37 million cases this week vs. 3.92 million in the previous week
  • 6.67 million deaths: 14,390 deaths this week vs. 12,077 in the previous week 

Take care of yourself and each other, and have a nice holiday.

Published by Bonnysblog78398238

I'm interested in numbers.

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