COVID-19 cases in BC continue to tumble

James Marshall
May 26, 2021

The state is reporting 81 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in South Dakota Tuesday.

Despite the increasing rates of immunization, there are still outbreaks in a number of B.C. long-term care homes and hospitals. A total of 13,902 people have tested negative in Brookings County (50 new), and 161 people (no change) in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.

One more person has died from the virus.

On the vaccine front, nearing the three-million mark, with 2,927,487 doses administered so far.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported seven additional COVID-19 deaths Tuesday. As of Tuesday, 40.8% of the total county population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 48% of those 12 years and older in Brookings County have received at least one vaccine dose.

Daily counts have been steadily declining since mid-April.

"Our path forward is a collective effort and we all have a role to play - slowing community transmission by each of us getting our first and second doses of vaccine and continuing with our safety layers, in combination with public health teams actively contact tracing and containing new clusters and outbreaks", Henry and Dix said.

"As cases continue to decline and immunizations steadily rise, we are moving forward with goal, monitoring our progress to ensure we remain on track", Henry said.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says restrictions being lifted today include allowing indoor and outdoor dining for up to six people, indoor gatherings with five personal visitors and in person faith-based gatherings, at reduced capacity.

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