COVID-19: Brookings County
UPDATED: October 15, 2020
The South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 webpage is updated daily and has confirmed:
- Total Cases: 1,085
- Individuals Recovered: 834
- Active Cases: 249
- Spread Category: Substantial
COVID-19: Local, Regional & National Data
UPDATED: October 15, 2020
Source: Bonny Specker, Ph. D., South Dakota State University, Division of Research and Economic Development.
Video Update: - October 12, 2020
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Weekly Summary - Week ending October 12, 2020
- 997 cases: 151 new cases this week vs 78 last week
- 6 hospital admissions this week vs 0 the previous week
- No new deaths
- Substantial community spread. Note: for moderate spread, there needs to be less than 34 cases in a week
- Test positivity continues to be high at 30% (WHO recommends < 5%)
What can we do to get this outbreak under control?
- Socially distance, wear a face covering when in public, wash hands often.
- We must get percentage of test positives down. A high percentage says that not enough testing is being done.
- We need to identify symptomatic and asymptomatic cases.
- Let’s have a goal of getting to moderate spread – with a low percentage test positivity.
- 29,925 cases: 3,906 new cases this week vs. 2,860 last week
- 1,886 ever hospitalized: 244 hospital admissions this week vs. 154 last week
- As of today, there are 278 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19
- 288 total deaths: 40 deaths this week vs. 30 last week.
- Test positivity continues to be high at 29% (WHO recommends < 5%)
- 7.99 million cases: 355,00 new cases this past week vs. 316,000 previous week.
- 220,000 total deaths: deaths steady over the past two weeks at 5,700 per week.
- 37.7 million total cases: 2.35 million new cases this past week vs 2.09 million the previous week
- T1.08 million deaths: deaths steady over the past two weeks at 39,000 per week
If you are planning to travel either within or outside the U.S., you should look at possible travel restrictions since many states and countries are requiring anyone who has been in South Dakota to quarantine for two weeks or present evidence of a negative COVID test. In some states these are recommendations, while other states enforce these travel bans with relatively high fines. As of September 28rd, the following states require travelers from South Dakota to quarantine (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/travel/state-travel-restrictions.html [website updated daily]):
- Washington D.C.
- Illinois (Chicago)
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- Rhode Island
Journal of American Medical Association Articles
Review of aerosol generation, transport, and control in the context of COVID-19: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/alr.22661
The coronavirus pandemic and aerosols: Does COVID-19 transmit via expiratory particles? https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02786826.2020.1749229
CDC website: COVID-19 – How it Spreads https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html
Symptom duration and risk factors for delayed return to usual health among outpatients with COVID-19 in a multistate health care systems network – United States, March-June 2020 (Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report): https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6930e1.htm?s_cid=mm6930e1_w
Daily Data | COVID-19 | Updated - October 15, 2020
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