New coronavirus cases jumped in South Dakota in the week ending Sunday, rising 33.1% as 165 cases were reported. The previous week had 124 new cases of the virus causing COVID-19.
South Dakota ranked No. 47 among the states where coronavirus spread most rapidly per capita. person, shows a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. In the past week, coronavirus cases in the United States increased by 57.1% compared to the week before, with 351,599 reported cases. With 0.27% of the country’s population, South Dakota had 0.05% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 42 states had more cases in the past week than they had in the week before.
Brown County reported 10 cases and zero deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported four cases and zero deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 10,303 cases and 121 deaths.
Within South Dakota, the worst weekly outbreaks were per. person in Aurora County with 327 cases per 100,000 pr. week; Faulk County with 174; and Kingsbury County with 101. Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per year. 100,000 a week.
Adding the most new cases overall was Minnehaha County, with 49 cases; Pennington County, with 30 cases; and Lincoln County, by 13. The number of weekly cases increased in 22 counties from the previous week. The worst hikes from the previous week’s pace were in Minnehaha, Aurora and Brown counties.
South Dakota ranked 22nd among states in the proportion of people who received at least one shot, with 76.3% of the population at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 77.5%, shows a US TODAY analysis of CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most widely used in the United States, require two doses to be administered every few weeks.
In the week ending Sunday, South Dakota reported having administered an additional 10,833 vaccine doses, including 1,871 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 8,753 vaccine doses, including 1,755 first doses. In total, South Dakota reported that it has administered 1,405,073 total doses.
Across South Dakota, cases dropped in 18 counties, with the best drop in Davison County, with 3 cases from 7 a week earlier; in Custer County, with 0 cases out of 3; and in Day County, with 3 cases out of 6.
In South Dakota, three people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, five people were reported dead.
A total of 237,535 people in South Dakota have been tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 2,901 people have died from the disease, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. In the United States, 80,984,914 people tested positive and 991,254 people died.
South Dakota’s COVID-19 hospital admissions are rising
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data from Sunday, April 24th.
Likely COVID patients admitted to the state:
- Last week: 65
- The week before: 60
- Four weeks ago: 88
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 40,571
- The week before that: 37,500
- Four weeks ago: 39,316
Hospitals in 37 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 25 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Hospitals in 42 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the past week than a week before, the U.S. TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
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