Gov. Noem striving to address COVID-19 testing supplies shortage
SOUTH DAKOTA, — Since the first COVID-19 case in South Dakota, the state’s ability to process tests has only gone up.
Between the state and private labs thousands of tests are able to be processed in a single day, but only a couple hundred are actually turned around.
Governor Noem says the state has all the equipment in place, but not the necessary amount of supplies to keep up with demand. After a call this morning with Vice President Mike Pence along with other governors, Noem says she continues to advocate for more supplies.
The state is waiting to hear from the administration and private suppliers to address the current supply shortage.