No new COVID-19 cases in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health reports no new cases of COVID-19 in their latest update Saturday.
Since Thursday, the DOH website has run 28 more tests – all coming back negative for coronavirus. 268 tests are still pending.
This week Governor Kristi Noem stated that more necessary supplies were on there way to enable the Public Health Laboratory to perform more tests in the state of South Dakota.
As recently as Friday Noem was not yet in support of ordered closures of businesses, bars, or restaurants.
While West River health professionals called on the city of Rapid City and the State of South Dakota to make “challenging decisions” to help prevent the spread of the virus, Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender stated that there is not a clear medical consensus in our community.