January 11, 2023: COVID Weekly Data Update

To date, one out of 282 South Dakotans has died with COVID. 

The number of cases in South Dakota continues to be low but this number does not include positive home tests. 

There is an overall COVID fatigue but we should continue to be vigilant and hopefully, we can get through the next couple of months with a minimum number of hospitalizations and deaths. 

The following are the number of COVID deaths (total = 3,133) that have been reported on the SDDOH dashboard by year:

1,464 in 2020

1,010 in 2021

   644 in 2022

     15 in 2023 (first 11 days)

These numbers can be compared to the number of deaths from influenza, which averaged 35 per year between 2017 and 2021. 

Influenza

The number of flu cases continues to decrease, which is a good sign.  Additional information on the flu in South Dakota and how to sign up to receive the weekly Epi Listserv email can be found here

Updates:

Brookings County (low community level; high community transmission [% test positivity = 29% vs. 27% last week])

  • Only 16.1% of people 18 years of age and older in Brookings County have received the updated bivalent booster (link to data here). 
  • 9,242 total cases:  11 new cases this week vs. 17 in the previous week. Of the new cases this past week:
    • 27% were under 20 years of age (vs. 18% in previous week)
    • 27% were 20-39 years (vs. 12% in previous week)
    • 27% were 40-59 years (vs. 35% in previous week)
    • 18% were 60 years or older (vs. 35% in previous week)
  • 247 Brookings County residents have been hospitalized with COVID: 0 hospitalizations 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 3.6% (compared to 3.8% last week), and 44.2% of the total hospital beds are available (compared to 24.8% last week).
  • 63 Brookings County residents have died of COVID:  1 new death was reported this past week compared to 0 deaths in the previous week.

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

  • Only 18.9% of people 18 years of age and older in South Dakota have received the updated bivalent booster (link to data here). 
  • 272,890 cases: 523 new cases this week vs. 511 in the previous week. Of the new cases this past week:
    • 14% were under 20 years of age (vs. 12% in previous week)
    • 24% were 20-39 years (vs. 23% in previous week)
    • 21% were 40-59 years (vs. 23% in previous week)
    • 41% were 60 years or older (vs. 42% in previous week)
  • 12,275 South Dakota residents have been admitted to in-state hospitals with COVID: 14 were admitted to in-state hospitals this week vs. 48 last week. Of the new hospital admissions this past week:
    • 14% were under 20 years of age (vs. 7% in previous week)
    • 0% were 20-39 years (vs. 8% in previous week)
    • 0% were 40-59 years (vs. 8% in previous week)
    • 86% were 60 years or older (vs. 77% in previous week)
  • 52 people are currently hospitalized vs. 54 last Wednesday (5 currently in the ICU vs. 3 last week).
  • Currently, the percentage of staffed beds statewide that are COVID-occupied is 2.4% (compared to 2.6% last week), and 43.0% of the total hospital beds are available (compared to 36.3% last week).
  • 3,133 South Dakotans have died from COVID:  9 new deaths reported this week vs. 6 in the previous week.  Of the new deaths reported this past week:
    • 1 were 40-59 years of age
    • 8 were aged 60 years or older.

USA

  • 103.1 million cases:  404,291 new cases this week vs. 440,231 in the previous week
  • 1.12 million total deaths:  2,968 deaths this week vs. 2,392 in the previous week

Worldwide

  • 669.3 million cases: 3.33 million cases this week vs. 2.94 million in the previous week
  • 6.71 million deaths: 16,506 deaths this week vs. 11,746 in the previous week 

Take care of yourself and each other and have a happy new year.

Published by Bonnysblog78398238

I'm interested in numbers.

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