COVID infections dropping at SDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – After peaking at more than 100 cases in early September, active COVID-19 infections have been falling at South Dakota State University. As of Thursday morning, they’re below 20.

President Barry Dunn says they expected to see cases when students first arrived on campus.

So far, they’re only testing those students who have symptoms.

They’ve been given the go-ahead to conduct and analyze tests on campus, which should mean faster results.

Dunn says that will help in the effort to have winter sports as it will allow them to test athletes much faster.