11th COVID-19 case reported in SD, numbers grow East River

PIERRE, S.D. – The number of positive COVID-19 cases continue to grow East River with an 11th case reported in South Dakota.

As of Tuesday morning, a fifth person has tested positive for the virus in Minnehaha County. According to the South Dakota Department of Health, the patient is a woman in her 50s.

The state’s DOH website affirms all positive cases are linked to travel outside of the state and that no transmissions have been due to community ties.

The state says 551 tests were negative, up 57 from Monday. 35 tests are still pending as of Tuesday morning.

Governor Kristi Noem is set to meet with health officials in Sioux Falls Tuesday and then travel to Rapid City Wednesday to discuss preventative measures.

All cases of coronavirus have been East River. In a press conference Monday, Governor Kristi Noem clarified that the Pennington County man who died from the coronavirus had not been West River within at least the two weeks prior to his death. The reported death occurred in Davison County though the person’s county of residence was Pennington.

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