Gov. Noem and Malsom-Rysden

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Secretary of Health, Kim Malsom-Rysden, announce seven new cases of COVID-19 during a Sunday morning press conference.  

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says seven new cases of COVID-19 have been found in South Dakota as of Sunday morning.  Six new cases are in Beadle County and one new case in Brown County.  This announcement brings the total cases to 21 across the state.  Governor Noem provided additional information at a Sunday morning press conference…….

Governor Noem says that Beadle County is on the “verge of community spread” and needs to take additional steps to protect themselves from further spread of COVID-19.   

The Governor says that none of the cases identified in this latest round of testing have required hospitalization.  

Kim Malsom-Rysden is the South Dakota Secretary of Health and she says they are continuing to monitor the situation across the state very closely……

Malsom-Rysden says the Department of Health is also remaining in daily contact with all patients who have tested positive in the state to monitor their progress.

Governor Noem said that the fight against COVID-19 is going to be a lengthy one and said to not expect it to be finished in another week.  She also urges South Dakotans to become educated on the disease by using credible state and federal resources that are available…..

As of Sunday Morning there were no positive Cases of COVID-19 in Codington or adjacent counties.