Brown County has first confirmed case of COVID-19

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – Brown County has recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19, along with six new cases in Beadle County.

That pushes the state number to 21, Gov. Kristi Noem said during a Sunday news conference. All of the cases have been linked to travel or to those who’d traveled outside the state.

The Brown County case is a man from 60 to 65 who has traveled out of state, according to the state.

Beadle County has 10 cases with the new numbers, the most of any South Dakota county. Its level of potential community transmission of the impact COVID-19 has had on Beadle County is now classified as “substantial” where all other counties in South Dakota are classified as having an impact level of “none,” according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

“Beadle County could be on the verge of community spread,” Noem said.

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