In a Wednesday afternoon press conference Governor Kristi Noem says to date there have been no cases of community spread of COVID-19.
Governor Noem says South Dakota's public health lab has halted corona virus testing due to a shortage of supplies. Noem says the lab was expecting a shipment of enzymes and reagents earlier this week, but it was canceled due to a nationwide shortage.
Noem says she was hopeful that they would receive the supplies soon. The state's Department of Health says there's “no time frame” for when tests will be available. It last ran tests for medium- and high-risk patients on Monday, but there are 350 tests pending at the state's lab.
Currently there are 11 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, 551 Negative Cases and 350 cases that are pending.